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Primary and Comprehensive Certified Stroke Center Capabilities

Broward Health’s hospitals are designated Primary Stroke Centers, recognized by the Joint Commission – the highest national standard of quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare. Our designated stroke units, including a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, are equipped with state-of-the-art technology for a higher level of care. A Comprehensive Stroke Center designation means that our team provides more complex services, including access to advanced imaging techniques and the ability to provide endovascular procedures around the clock for a full spectrum of stroke care.

Broward Health Brain Attack Team Available 24/7

Timing is of the essence for stroke care, so the initial assessment and treatment of stroke begins in Broward Health’s Emergency Department. The Brain Attack Team (BAT) is available 24/7 and is comprised of emergency medicine physicians, neurologists, neurointerventionalists, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists and stroke certified nursing staff.

Types of Strokes We Treat

Brain Stem Stroke

Cryptogenic Stroke

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Ischemic Stroke

Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke)

Broward Health Stroke Quality and Outcomes

Broward Health treatments exceed the American Stroke Association benchmarks. Our stroke team at Broward Health responds quickly with expert stroke care and our outcomes show the benefits of that quick response.

Learn more about Broward Health Medical Center Quality and Outcomes

  • Treating 100% of ischemic stroke patients with tPA within 60 minutes or less
  • Quicker treatment times for clot removal

Learn more about Broward Health North Quality and Outcomes

  • 63% faster response for endovascular treatment than state average
  • Average tPA treatment time of 30 minutes or less

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Why Choose Broward Health?

Stroke care at Broward Health means our dedicated stroke team takes care of your needs from the moment you arrive in the Emergency Department through to recovery and rehabilitation. Our services and treatments include:

  • tPA - the “clot busting” drug
  • Interventional or endovascular treatments
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Units accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
  • Rehabilitation Units that earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.

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