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Primary Stroke Center

Certified Primary Stroke Center

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.