Comprehensive Stroke Program

The Orlando Health & UF Health Stroke Program treats both simple and complex cerebral vascular disorders from the moment of first contact, whether it is through our Level One Trauma Center, emergency department transfers or our acute clinics. We provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic care to patients with disorders of blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord, including:

  • Ischemic stroke
  • Transient ischemic attack
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Aneurysms & subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Vascular malformations of the brain
  • Spinal vascular malformations

Other onsite facilities include 24/7 neurology, neurosurgery and cerebral angiography coverage, 24-hour diagnostic imagine, a neurological intensive care unit, neurosurgical operating rooms, neuro-endovascular therapy suites and an outpatient clinic. Our rapid response teams are specially trained to provide critical care management to stroke patients, including a skilled and compassionate support staff and a nursing staff with specialty certification in neuroscience nursing.

Post-Stroke Rehabilitation at Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute (OHRI)

Stroke rehabilitation is a very important part of recovery for many people who have had a stroke. It helps build your strength, coordination, endurance and confidence. In stroke rehabilitation, you may learn how to move, talk, think and care for yourself. The goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help you learn how to do things that you did before the stroke.

OHRI is the home to the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center (BIRC), our dedicated unit specializing in the treatment of brain injured patients for over 27 years. Utilizing a team based process; BIRC is the only dedicated brain injury unit in Central Florida. Patients are accepted that meet the following criteria:

BIRC has a full continuum of services, allowing for excellent communication and transition between levels of care from inpatient to outpatient programs. By maintaining this continuum, specific needs and issues can be communicated as the patient progresses from the inpatient setting to outpatient resulting in a final discharge of maximum achievable independence.

OHRI is accredited by CARF for Brain Injury Program and for Outpatient Brain Injury Program. OHRI is also designated provider for the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program.