Certified Primary Stroke Center
Also called a "brain attack," a stroke is a blockage of blood
flow and oxygen to the brain, which can result in impaired movement, speech
and memory impairment, brain damage and death. When a stroke occurs, speed
of diagnosis and treatment is critical to minimize damage to brain cells
and loss of function.
Valley Presbyterian Hospital is designated as a certified Primary Stroke
Center based on our response to critical patient conditions. The certification
is provided through a partnership between the American Heart and the American
Stroke Association, and Det Norske Veritas Healthcare. As a Primary Stroke
Center, we have demonstrated the ability to meet standards to support
better outcomes for stroke care.
We have a dedicated stroke-focused program that is staffed by qualified
medical professionals who are specially trained in stroke care and who
use advanced technologies to act quickly and save patients' lives.
We offer care to meet stroke patients' individual needs and we involve
patients in their treatment plan.