Dallas Regional Primary Stroke Center
Dallas Regional Medical Center is your Primary Stroke Center. This means
we are certified by The Joint Commission to provide a higher level of
stroke care which includes around-the-clock access to a specially trained
stroke team and advanced imaging technology integrated throughout our
ER. Our stroke team is able to diagnose and treat strokes of all types
for patients of all ages faster and more comprehensively than non-certified
Our Stroke Team
Dallas Regional Medical Center’s experienced stroke team has the
expertise and technology to delivery life-saving care.
More About the Stroke Center
Comprehensive stroke care services, from education and prevention to emergency
care and rehabilitation.
Why go to a Primary Stroke Center?
A Primary Stroke Center means you are in the best possible place for stroke care.
Your Primary Stroke Center at Dallas Regional Medical Center has met rigorous
standards as established by The Joint Commission, in conjuction with the
American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.
Primary Stroke Center certification designates hospitals with advanced
technology, infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat patients
of all ages with all types of strokes.
- Prepared to treat all types of strokes quicker than non-certified hospitals
- 24/7 stroke team access
- Advanced imaging technology and protocols
- Seamless integration with the ER
Why Every Second Counts
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading
cause of serious, long-term disability. Each year, more than 700,000 Americans
suffer a stroke. Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.
- When you are having a stroke, a blockage or hemorrhage cuts off oxygen
to part of the brain
- Every second that goes by costs thousands of brain cells, which may or
may not be recovered
- Survival and degree of recovery depend on how quickly a precise diagnosis
can be made and treatment can begin
The gold seal means you are in the right place
The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval means you are in the best
possible place for stroke care.
F.A.S.T. is the easy way to remember the signs of a stroke. Know the signs
and call 911 immediately.