Tampa General Hospital is a Comprehensive Stroke Center Serving West Central Florida
Comprehensive stroke center certifications recognize hospitals that are specifically equipped to treat the most complex stroke situations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hospitals must meet stringent criteria to achieve this type of certification and demonstrate a high level of expertise in the advanced fields of neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology. A hospital earning this certification has shown it is equipped to go above and beyond the boundaries of ordinary stroke care, providing more advanced interventions for patients who suffer ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes.
As a state-designated comprehensive stoke center and the first hospital on Florida’s west coast to be nationally certified as a comprehensive stroke center by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, Tampa General Hospital has:
- A team of physicians with specialized training in vascular neurology, neurosurgery, and endovascular procedures. This team is on call at all hours of the day and night.
- The most advanced imaging technologies, including transcranial Doppler equipment and the machines necessary for magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance angiograms, computed tomography angiograms, and digital subtraction angiograms.
- The ability to provide a complete range of emergency interventions, along with secondary and follow-up services such as stenting and endovascular ablation.
- One of the largest neuroscience intensive care units in the country.
- An active research program focusing on better options for stroke prevention, diagnosis, and long-term treatment.
As a comprehensive stroke center, we provide all of the diagnostic, interventional, rehabilitative, and preventive services a patient may need in a single, convenient location. And, as part of our commitment to providing a higher level of service throughout recovery and rehabilitation, we also offer a complete range of services that contribute to long-term wellbeing, including stroke support groups, a yearly stroke survivors retreat, and community education/awareness programs.
If you are currently experiencing the symptoms of a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately and ask to be taken to your nearest comprehensive stroke center.