Primary Stroke Receiving Centers

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Stroke Risk Score Card

Find out your stroke risk

Strokes happen suddenly. It’s important to know the signs and call 911 if you suspect stroke. In Central Florida, Orlando Health stands ready to provide the stroke-specialized care you need. Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital and Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital are designated Primary Stroke Receiving Centers. These facilities meet advanced certification standards through state and national healthcare-accreditation organizations.

Designated for Better Stroke Care

The Primary Stroke Receiving Center designation means a hospital meets strict standards associated with best practices and successful outcomes.

Primary Stroke Receiving Centers stabilize patients and give emergency treatments such as clot-busting therapy. Trusted national organizations such as the Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association (ASA) qualify certain hospitals to provide a more advanced level of care.

If patients have severe conditions or complications, doctors may transfer them to our Comprehensive Stroke Center at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center for specialized treatment.

High Stroke Care Standards

Primary Stroke Centers meet or exceed advanced standards for stroke care.

  • Certification standards require:
    • A dedicated, stroke-focused program
    • A designated stroke unit for continuous patient monitoring
    • A consistent method of providing care
    • Use of procedures based on current AHA/ASA guidelines
    • Treatment tailored to each patient’s needs
    • Use of data to continually improve the quality of stroke care

Added Stroke Expertise via Telemedicine

Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center telemedicine service provides specialized stroke expertise to Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health —Health Central Hospital and Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Orlando Health also work seamlessly to engage skilled on-call specialists and rapid, lifesaving teamwork.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at 321.8HEALTH (321.843.2584).