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Stroke Services

In 2015, The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association certified Memorial Medical Center as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. This recognition is achieved by fewer than 2% of the hospitals in the nation.

When it comes to stroke care, Memorial has extensive resources, strong capabilities and thorough training making moving on from a stroke possible.

Designed to recognize the specific capabilities of hospitals that can treat the most complex stroke case

The Where for Stroke Care
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What makes a comprehensive stroke center different?

The additional resources, technology and personnel required for a Comprehensive Stroke Center certification are substantial and could make all the difference in a stroke patient's recovery.

The requirements for Comprehensive Stroke Center certification are rigid and extensive, but they're what differentiate exceptional hospitals, like Memorial.

 

Experience and ability to treat all types of stroke patients and complications

While Primary Stroke Centers are only required to be capable of treating most stroke patients, Comprehensive Stroke Centers, like Memorial, are capable of treating all stroke patients. In fact, Primary Stroke Centers often send patients to hospitals like Memorial when they require a higher level of care.



24/7 neurosurgical availability

Comprehensive Stroke Centers, like Memorial, have the staff and technology to perform immediate, complex neurovascular procedures 24/7, while Primary Stroke Centers can only guarantee access to neurosurgery within two hours. 

 



Specialized intensive care unit for stroke patients

As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Memorial has a specialized neuroscience ICU dedicated to stroke patients, something Primary Stroke Centers are not required to have. This highly specialized unit is equipped with the latest stroke technology and is operated by a staff that is dedicated to the care of stroke patients. 



We believe in a responsibility to give members of our community access to the best healthcare possible, and that includes providing a capability no other hospital in the area can offer.

That's why we choose to be the where for stroke care.


1 in 6 people will suffer a stroke. That 1 could be someone you care about. Because they can never know when stroke will happen, make sure your loved ones know where to go if it does! On this World Stroke Day, please share the importance of getting to a Comprehensive Stroke Center with your friends and family.

It could make all the difference.