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Hendrick Primary Stroke Center

Hendrick Primary Stroke Centers are composed of multidisciplinary teams of experts, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency medicine, internists, cardiologists, rehabilitative specialists, and a nursing staff specializing in stroke. Our experts are ready to respond anytime, day or night.

The most important factor is to seek immediate medical care. Once stroke occurs, the goal is to lessen the potentially debilitating effects, prevent further damage to the brain and reduce the medical and physical complications following a stroke. For every minute that passes, millions of brain cells die.

The team provides treatment during the critical acute state of stroke – the first few hours after the onset of symptoms.

Awards and Recognition

Stroke Certification

The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Hendrick Medical Center with certification as a Primary Stroke Center. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Hendrick Medical Center’s Primary Stroke Center Certification has demonstrated that its program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.

Hendrick Medical Center and Hendrick Medical Center South are certified Primary Stroke Centers. A Joint Commission expert reviewed Hendrick’s compliance with the requirements for The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification program, as well as primary stroke center requirements, such as collecting Joint Commission core measure data and using it for performance improvement activities.

Stroke Statistics

  • Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. More than 143,579 people die each year from stroke in the United States.
  • Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.
  • Each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke. Approximately 610,000 of these are first attacks.
  • Strokes can, and do, occur at any age. Approximately one quarter of strokes occur in people under the age of 65.
  • Stroke death rates are higher for African Americans than for whites, even at younger ages.

Sources: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2010 Update, published by the American Heart Association.

Contact

Hendrick Medical Center
1900 Pine Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
325-670-6894
Hendrick Medical Center South
6250 HWY 83/84
Abilene, Texas 79606