Stroke Care

Nationally Recognized Stroke Care

  • Nationally recognized as 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care for 5 years (2013-2017)
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center since 2006
  • 2017 AHA: GOLD PLUS award 11 years (2007-2017)
  • Only CARF accredited Stroke rehabilitation program in Berks County

Minutes can mean the difference between life, death, and disability. Know the warning signs and BE FAST – call 9-1-1 for if you or someone else is having sudden onset of these symptoms:

  • BALANCE: Does the person have a sudden loss of balance?
  • EYES: Has the person lost vision in one or both eyes?
  • FACE: Does the person’s face look uneven?
  • ARMS: Is one arm hanging down?
  • SPEECH: Is the person’s speech slurred? Does the person have trouble speaking or seem confused?
  • TIME: Call 9-1-1 now!

Advanced Primary Stroke Center

Our Advanced Primary Stroke Center offers:

  • State-of-the-art rapid treatment of stroke starting with EMS and ED arrival
  • 24/7 stroke physician specialists
  • Use of Teleneurology (video-conference by hospital stroke physicians)
  • Capability to perform advanced brain imaging
  • 24/7 treatment with clot-busting medication for eligible patients
  • Specialty suite for complex surgical treatment
  • Dedicated stroke trained nurses

Quality outcomes recognized as Americas 100 BEST STROKE CARE hospitals for low rates of:

  • Inpatient hospital days (average stay is four days)
  • Readmission to acute hospital
  • Post-stroke complications
  • Death