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Primary Stroke Centers
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 is a designated Primary Stroke Center. The facility meets advanced certification standards through state and national healthcare-accreditation organizations.
Certified for Better Stroke Care
Primary Stroke Center certification means a hospital meets strict standards associated with best practices and successful outcomes.
Primary Stroke 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 ORMC 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. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Orlando Health also work seamlessly to engage skilled on-call specialists and rapid, lifesaving teamwork.
For more information, please contact us at 407.351.8500.
Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center of Central Florida
The Orlando Health Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center (OHMSCC) is committed to improving the quality of life of individuals with multiple sclerosis, or MS, and to reducing the devastating effects of the disease through treatment and education. The Center achieves these goals through compassionate, comprehensive, and expert care using an interdisciplinary team approach. As an advocate for individuals with multiple sclerosis, the Center's philosophy is to provide access to treatment, disease management and early intervention.
- Symptom evaluation and treatment
- Long term management
- Clinical and professional education
- Basic and clinical research
Patient benefits include:
- Access to Interdisciplinary Care
- Link to Community Resources
- Accurate Information Regarding Current Research and Clinical Trials
- Peer Support Groups
- Individual and Group Education
- Professional Encouragement/Counseling
- Continuum of Care
Services available include:· Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Orthotics/Wheelchair Clinic
- Speech Therapy
- Social Work
- Driving Evaluation/Training
- Home Evaluation
- Diagnostic Work-Up