Children’s Mercy nominated as finalist for 2022 Stroke Hero Award
Children’s Mercy’s Critical Care Transport Team has been chosen as a finalist in the American Stroke Association Stroke Hero Awards for 2022. The team has been recognized for outreach efforts aimed at educating adult hospitals/providers and EMS agencies on the recognition, screening and triaging of children with stroke symptoms.
The Critical Care Transport Team was nominated in the Voter’s Choice Hero Award category. Individuals 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite nominee once per day through March 31 at https://heroes.stroke.org/.
As the only Pediatric Stroke Program in the bistate Kansas City region, experts at Children’s Mercy Kansas City l have devoted countless hours on research, free education and promotion of evidence-based pediatric stroke care to their community. Across the region, members of the team also serve as Time-Critical Diagnoses committee representatives, investigative researchers, stroke care leaders, published authors and national speakers; tirelessly advocating for advancements in the research and care of pediatric stroke patients.
Members of the Transport team also provide ongoing best practice outreach education on pediatric stroke locally, state-wide and nationally. Childhood stroke is extremely complex and can easily be misdiagnosed by providers more familiar with adult stroke symptoms. Children’s Mercy provides no-cost educational materials, presentations and expert consultation that is available across the nation.
As critical care transport providers, Children’s Mercy Critical Care Transport crews are available 24/7 to quickly transport young patients to the highest level of care by specially equipped ground ambulances, fixed-wing planes and helicopter.
Learn more about Critical Transport at Children's Mercy.