Resources for Referring Facilities

Advanced stroke intervention is available 24/7 at Mercy Stroke Center – Springfield. To arrange an acute stroke transfer to Mercy Hospital Springfield, call 417.820.2022.

Mercy Stroke Center has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and a Level 1 Stroke Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service (MoDHSS).

Preparing for a Stroke Patient Transfer:

  1. Gather all pertinent information the receiving providers will need in the ER, such as patient name, DOB, presenting symptoms, blood pressure, heart rate, tPA start time and dosage, etc. See our Stroke Transfer Checklist  for details.
  2. Referring physician should contact Mercy Transfer Center for a physician to physician report. 417.820.2022
  3. Ensure patient is level one, acute and 1:1 with a nurse. Maintain Q15 vital signs and neuro checks.
  4. Call dispatch to arrange EMS transportation as a PRIORITY ONE (STAT).
  5. Print medical records, including CDs if advanced imaging was performed. Complete EMS and COBRA forms.
  6. Call nursing report to appropriate unit at Mercy Hospital. 417-820-2000  or 417-820-2115  for ER.
  7. Provide patient’s family with Mercy Hospital information: 1235 E. Cherokee Street, Springfield, Mo., 65804, 417-820-2000

Please note that patients treated with IV tPA should leave your facility within 90 minutes of arrival. Patient NOT treated with IV tPA should leave your facility within 60 minutes of arrival.