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Stroke Center

Stroke Center

St. Mary Medical Center is one of the region’s first stroke centers to have gained the Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care from the Joint Commission. St. Mary also received the Gold Plus Performance Award for Stroke from The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This quality distinction recognizes consistent achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the highest standards of quality care.

St. Mary’s Comprehensive Stroke Center and its multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals offer patients an integrated emergency rapid-response team to recognize and treat stroke as quickly as possible.

Stroke Center Key Elements:

A multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals utilize established medical protocols to provide accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment for stroke.

  • Integrated Emergency Response Team
    EMS personnel specially trained to recognize and evaluate stroke victims and provide immediate transport for treatment
  • Emergency Room-based Rapid Response Stroke Team
    with critical care services supported by the St. Mary Trauma Center, Bucks County's only state-accredited Trauma Center
  • Stroke-Trained Neurologists
    Stroke-Trained NeuroSurgeons
  • Acute Stroke Program Coordinator, a nurse practioner who oversees the standards of care for acute stroke patients and provides education to nursing staff, patients and families  
  • Thrombolytic Therapy (tPA)
  • Stroke Care Unit specializing in inpatient and critical care
  • Nursing Staff specially trained in monitoring and treatment of stroke
  • Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine inpatient and outpatient service
    Physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational and recreational therapy
  • CAT Scan and laboratory testing available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Home Health Care and Follow-up Services 
  • Social Services discharge planning

 

Stroke Support Meetings
are held the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the Rehab Dining Area,
third floor of hospital.
All stroke survivors and families are welcome.
Reservations are not required.
Call 215.710.5828 for more information.
 Become a Stroke Survivor Volunteer

If you are a stroke survivor, your knowledge and experience can help and support other stroke victims and their cargivers.  You can choose the times convenient to you to visit with patients at St. Mary who have experienced a stroke.

If you are interested in being a Stroke Survivor Volunteer, please contact Marie Triglia, Volunteer Coordinator, at 215.710.2039.

The St. Mary Primary Stroke Center earned the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval