Hospitals and Providers

The COMPASS Study has engaged stroke care providers across the continuum from in-hospital stroke team members to primary care providers, community-based services and support groups, pharmacy networks, outpatient rehabilitation, and home health agencies in developing the intervention.  Additionally, these stakeholders will be involved in Community Coalitions that will be formed at each intervention site to assist the patients to successfully re-integrate into the community after hospital discharge. The coalition members will also provide feedback to COMPASS investigators during implementation.

Several key stakeholders are serving as investigators and helping to shape the research process and intervention.

Sylvia Coleman, RN, BSN, MPH

Sylvia Coleman, RN, BSN, MPH

Previous Manager of the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative network of hospitals

Director of Implementation for the COMPASS Study, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC

Gladys Lundy, MA

Gladys Lundy, MA

Stroke survivor and advocate

President and Founder, The Minority Women’s Health Project
Raleigh, NC

Betsy Vetter

Betsy Vetter

Patient advocate and family caregiver of a stroke survivor

Regional Vice President of Government Relations, American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate
Raleigh, NC

Blair Barton-Percival

Blair Barton-Percival

Experienced leader in providing community-based services for older citizens

Director,  Area Agency on Aging, Piedmont Trial Regional Council
Greensboro, NC

Robin Jones, MSN, CNRN, SCRN

Robin Jones, MSN, CNRN, SCRN

Nurse experienced in coordinating hospital care for stroke survivors

Stroke Program Coordinator, Mission Health
Ashville, NC

Doyle "Skip" Cummings, PharmD

Doyle "Skip" Cummings, PharmD

Clinician researcher focused in pharmacy services in rural areas and primary care

Berbecker Distinguished Professor of Rural Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine
Greenville, NC

Jacquie Halladay, MD, MPH

Jacquie Halladay, MD, MPH

Physician researcher with a focus on quality improvement in primary care practices

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Co-Director, the North Carolina Network Consortium
Chapel Hill, NC

Barbara Lutz, PhD, RN, CRRN, APHN-BC, FAHA, FAAN

Barbara Lutz, PhD, RN, CRRN, APHN-BC, FAHA, FAAN

Nurse researcher with a focus on the needs of family caregivers of stroke patients

McNeill Distinguished Professor in Nursing, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Wilmington, NC

In Memoriam: Jamie McGlaughon

In Memoriam: Jamie McGlaughon

Stroke survivor and advocate

Vice-Chair of Onslow Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees
Jacksonville, NC

As one of the Lead Patient Stakeholders for the COMPASS study, Jamie was an integral part of the research team, involved before the grant was awarded. He was a very effective advocate for stroke survivors, determined to change the way we deliver care to better meet the patient’s needs. He had significant input into the design of the COMPASS intervention and the way we trained clinicians across the state to implement COMPASS.

One of the long-term goals of the COMPASS Study is to drive quality improvement through feedback to hospitals and providers.  The study will develop and test benchmarks, which can assist hospitals in their post-acute care quality improvement efforts.  Candidate quality measures include:

  • Percent of patients called within 2 days
  • Percent of patients seen by NP/PA within 7 to 14 days
  • Percent of eligible patients referred to rehabilitation or community  services