The New York State Coverdell Stroke Quality Improvement and Registry Program (Coverdell)

Congress appropriated funds to establish the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry (NASR), which has been in existence since 2000. The registry is named after Paul Coverdell, the U.S. Senator from Georgia who died of a stroke. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has continued to fund the registry and tracks the care delivered to hospitalized stroke patients in order to monitor and improve the quality of stroke care.

In July 2012, the NYSDOH was awarded a grant from the CDC to implement a quality improvement initiative to improve in-hospital care for acute stroke. New York now joins ten other states in the Coverdell Registry: Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin. With this grant, NYSDOH proposes to engage in statewide quality improvement activities that expand and strengthen the existing Quality Improvement (QI) program for acute stroke, known as the New York State Stroke Designation Program. Two programs within the NYSDOH (the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and the Stroke Designation Program) have collaborated and will develop and implement a focused QI program that will:

  1. Increase the use and reporting of data on indicators of stroke care collected from the stroke designation hospitals;
  2. Develop both aggregate and hospital specific reports on stroke outcomes collected through SPARCS; and
  3. Provide technical assistance to support both data quality assurance and in-hospital stroke care program quality assurance.

Forty six hospitals have chosen to participate in this DOH Stroke Quality Initiative.

Coverdell Participating Hospitals

As of August 2014

  1. Albany Medical Center Hospital
  2. Albany Memorial Hospital
  3. Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Concourse Division
  4. Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Inc
  5. Brooklyn Hospital Center - Downtown Campus
  6. Ellis Hospital
  7. Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare - St. Lukes Division
  8. Franklin Hospital
  9. Geneva General Hospital
  10. Highland Hospital
  11. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
  12. John T Mather Memorial Hospital Of Port Jefferson New York Inc
  13. Kaleida - Buffalo General Medical Hospital
  14. Kenmore Mercy Hospital
  15. Lawrence Hospital Center
  16. Lutheran Medical Center
  17. Maimonides Medical Center
  18. Medina Memorial Hospital
  19. Mercy Hospital
  20. Mercy Medical Center
  21. Metropolitan Hospital Center
  22. MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center
  23. Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  24. Mount St Marys Hospital and Health Center
  25. Newark-Wayne Community Hospital
  26. North Shore University Hospital
  27. Northern Westchester Hospital Association
  28. NYU Langone Medical Center
  29. Plainview Hospital
  30. Rochester General Hospital
  31. Samaritan Hospital
  32. SBH Health System
  33. Seton Health - St. Mary's Hospital
  34. Sisters Of Charity Hospital
  35. Southampton Hospital
  36. St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
  37. St. Francis Hospital - The Heart Center
  38. St. Joseph Hospital
  39. St. Peter's Hospital
  40. Stony Brook University Hospital
  41. Strong Memorial Hospital
  42. Syosset Hospital
  43. Vassar Brothers Medical Center
  44. Westchester Medical Center
  45. White Plains Hospital Center
  46. Winthrop University Hospital
  47. Wyckoff Heights Medical Center