The Best Stroke Hospitals Offer Specialized Care Around the Clock
The best stroke hospitals aren’t always the closest. That may seem to contradict the adage that time lost means brain lost for those experiencing strokes, but the quality of care provided at the facilities these patients are taken to truly counts. Any hospital should be able to stabilize a stroke patient, but post-stabilization capabilities can vary among facilities, and many simply don’t have the resources necessary to remove complex clots or stop bleeding on the brain in a timely fashion. Tampa General Hospital has the resources necessary to diagnose strokes, complete appropriate surgical or non-surgical intervention, and provide rehabilitative therapy to preserve brain function – and to do so quickly in an effort to reduce the effects of a stroke. Thanks to these capabilities, TGH has received Comprehensive Stroke Certification, the highest national designation, from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. As one of the hospitals best suited to providing comprehensive stroke care to people living on Florida’s west coast, we offer our stroke patients the following:
- One of the nation’s largest neuroscience intensive care units
- A dedicated stroke team – which is comprised of stroke physicians, interventional neuro-radiologists, neurosurgeons, and others – that is available 24/7 to provide quick stroke diagnosis and treatment
- Complex interventional treatments that are available around the clock
- Stroke rehabilitation programs that are provided on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on the patient’s needs
If you believe that you or someone around you is experiencing symptoms of a stroke - don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1 and request to be taken to a comprehensive stroke center like Tampa General Hospital for treatment. The best stroke care is available at hospitals designated as comprehensive stroke facilities.