Primary Stroke Center at the Columbus Regional Neuroscience Center
The Stroke Program at The Medical Center is a full-service primary stroke center with a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals specially trained in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke. The stroke program provides rapid neurological and neurosurgical treatment for stroke patients.
A dedicated Acute Stroke Response Team immediately assesses and intervenes in potential stroke cases; this quick action can reduce a patient’s impairment and lead to better outcomes.
The Stroke Program at The Medical Center is the only stroke program in the region accessible by helicopter; this allows patients to reach treatment faster when every minute counts.
The Stroke Program at The Medical Center is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, a nationally recognized accreditation organization. This distinction recognizes commitment to providing outstanding care; it also means a stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
The Stroke Program at The Medical Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) for working to improve stroke patient care and outcomes, as published in U.S. News and World Report. The program has also been named to the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The Medical Center is one of only nine hospitals in Georgia to achieve this status. Target: Stroke is a nationalquality improvement campaign created to improve outcomes for ischemic stroke patients by achieving a door-to-needle time within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital.
In addition, the Stroke Program at The Medical Center participates in clinical research trials as well as other initiatives that keep the program on the cutting-edge of stroke care in our community.