When it comes to a stroke, seconds count. It's critical to receive stroke treatment immediately.
At HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, stroke patients are placed in the hands of a specialty trained stroke team with immediate access to advanced treatments and stroke experts from across the country, with Telestroke.
The specially trained stroke team at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital provides rapid access to care with specialty expertise and written care protocols to provide individualized attention for patients. When a stroke occurs because of a blocked blood vessel in the brain, treatment for eligible patients with tPA (the clot-busting medicine) to open up the blockage is very time-critical, our team is ready to act quickly.
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is a Certified Primary Care Stroke Center and a leader in stroke care. As a Joint Commission stroke center, we hold our team to meet or exceed quality measures for stroke including average door-to-stroke treatment time of less than 60 minutes. Supported by local emergency medical services, patients affected by stroke, seizure or other acute needs can get to us fast and safely where we can stabilize and treat as quickly as possible.
Multiple-disciplinary team of care for you
- Neuro ICU
- Case management
- Inpatient rehab
- Outpatient rehab
- Management of acute strokes
- Management of transient ischemic attack (TIA)
- Open endarterectomy for carotid stenosis
- Diagnostic imaging
- Post-stroke recovery
Stroke Recovery & Rehab
Our partner hospital, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, provides stroke patients with the most advanced rehab care available.
Patient & Family Resources
Caring for someone after a stroke is difficult, but there are many resources available to patients and caregivers.
Stroke Signs & Symptoms
Learn about the FAST acronym and how it can help you remember stroke warning signs.
For more information about the HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Stroke Center, call (920) 433-8430.