Stroke Treatment

aha-2020-stroke-honor-roll-elite-plus-type-2-diabetes-honor-roll-200x300aha-2020-stroke-honor-roll-elite-plus-advanced-therapyCarondelet is committed to providing the highest quality stroke care with two Primary Stroke Centers certified by the Joint Commission:

Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital
350 N. Wilmot Road
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 873-3000

St. Mary's Hospital
1601 W. St. Mary's Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 872-3000

Time is Brain

On average, every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers a stroke. It is the third leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term disability. Where you are treated first can make a difference. Carondelet’s Primary Stroke Center teams are available 24/7 at the Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Primary Stroke Center Certification

The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Achievement of certification signifies that the services our hospitals provide have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes. It is the best signal to the Southern Arizona community that the quality care provided at Carondelet Health Network is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.

Learn more about Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center certification.

Stroke Care and Rehabilitation

Stroke is one of the nation’s leading causes of death and the major cause of serious, long-term disability.

The Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital offers:

  • A dedicated neurological critical-care unit
  • A state-of-the-art, angio suite for conducting minimally invasive vascular and endovascular procedures
  • Long-term outpatient care, including rehabilitation

Neurological Critical Care

  • The critical-care unit is staffed by a neurointensivist – a physician who takes a team approach in working closely with surgeons, radiologists, ER staff, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists and other care providers in neurologic emergencies. Multiple studies have shown that the outcome for patients with critical neurological conditions – such as acute ischemic stroke, aneurysm and hemorrhage – is significantly better when they are cared for by a neurointensivist.

Interventional Neurology

  • Neurointervention allows doctors to use highly specialized techniques, where possible, to avoid conventional open surgery of the brain and spine. It has become essential for comprehensive stroke care.

Do you want to know more about our stroke-care program? Call (520) 873-3046.

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