Utilizing the American Stroke Association guidelines for treatment, Saint Thomas Health has developed a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department. State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment is available 24/7 to provide brain imaging scans that enable our staff of nationally-renowned neurologists to conduct the highest level of patient evaluations and utilize clot-busting medications when appropriate. Saint Thomas West Hospital is the only hospital in the state to earn the American Stroke Association's Gold Achievement Award..
At Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, we offer a range of stroke treatment options. Please consult your doctor for the best treatment option for you.
- Ischemic Stroke
- IV tPA
- Intra-arterial tPA
- Mechanical Thrombectomy (MERCI, Penumbra, and Solitaire Devices)
- Cerebral Stenting
- Carotid Stenting and Carotid Endarectomy
- Cerebral Aneurysms: Coiling, clipping, liquid embolization, pipeline embolization device, and extracranial-intracranial bypass
- Hemorrhagic Stroke: Intracerebral and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Saint Thomas West Hospital, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, and Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital have earned the Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, The Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations.