Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus | Photo courtesy THOP
The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus has once again been recognized as a Comprehensive Level 1 Stroke Center by the Texas Department of Health Services, offering the highest level of care for stroke patients.
“When a stroke occurs, where you go and how fast you get there is critical to survival and recovery,” said Dr. Gustavo Rodriguez, Professor and Vice Chair in the department of Neurology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, specializing in vascular neurology and interventional neurology and current Medical Director for The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus Comprehensive Stroke Center. “Level 1 Stroke Centers offer patients a comprehensive stroke team and advanced treatments all in one location to improve patient outcomes and reduce the risk of long-term disability. It is so important for our community to know and recognize the signs of a stroke and seek medical attention immediately.”
Comprehensive Level 1 Stroke Centers offer patients the full spectrum of stroke care including, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education. The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes. Being recognized as a Comprehensive Level 1 Stroke Center is the highest level of stroke certification available in Texas.
Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke, and every 4 minutes someone dies of a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes.
“We are incredibly proud of our team for their dedication to ensure our community has access to this level and quality of stroke care,” said Rob J. Anderson, Chief Executive Officer for The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus. “Our team remains committed to providing stroke patients advanced treatment and care to give them the greatest chance of recovery.”
Sierra Campus officials say they offer an extensive program to provide and care for stroke patients through the entire treatment plan.
“From the time a stroke patient arrives in the emergency room, a dedicated team is ready to begin life-saving care,” officials shared. ” The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit provides stroke patients with advanced rehabilitative care and expertise to promote recovery and increase functionality.”
“Additionally, the Sierra Campus continuously offers stroke prevention education to the community through various community events and hosts a virtual Stroke Support Group for caregivers and survivors the second Wednesday of every month,” hospital officials noted.
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