Stroke Center

In Maryland, a stroke patient arrives at the hospital every thirty minutes. Both of our hospitals have accredited Primary Stroke Centers and are well equipped to treat these people. Having a well-coordinated team specializing in the care of acute stroke patients improves outcomes. We have:

  • a board-certified neurologist on staff

  • a response team that assembles quickly to treat patients within minutes of their arrival; and

  • diagnostic resources that provide thorough patient evaluations to reduce the risk of permanent disability

Stroke Warning Signs

The American Stroke Association highlights the following as warning signs of stroke:

  • sudden onset of numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg especially on one side of the body
  • sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • sudden, severe headache with no known cause