Stroke Center

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Primary Stroke Center Primary Stroke Center

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Every four minutes, someone dies from a stroke.*

At Dukes Memorial Hospital, stroke care is a priority. The hospital is a certified primary stroke center, utilizing national standards to address the needs of stroke patients from ER arrival through hospital discharge. A multidisciplinary team delivers the rapid diagnosis and treatment crucial to minimizing brain damage and maximizing recovery.

The primary stroke center at Dukes Memorial Hospital includes:

  • A stroke-alert process to quickly diagnose and treat stroke patients
  • 24/7 neurologist coverage
  • 24/7 access to radiology, laboratory and pharmacy services
  • Order sets that encompass best practice recommendations
  • Continual analysis and tracking of quality and outcomes
  • Rehabilitation as needed

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*Benjamin EJ, Blaha MJ, Chiuve SE, et al. on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2017 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2017;135:e229-e445.