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Stroke Center

The Villages® Regional Hospital offers 24-hour emergent diagnostic and treatment services to patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke and other neurovascular disorders. 

For some patients suffering from an ischemic stroke (caused by a blood clot), tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) can be used to dissolve the blood clot and treat the stroke. Our team at The Villages® Regional Hospital is trained to administer this breakthrough treatment quickly and efficiently during such a critical time.

Stroke patients at The Villages® Regional Hospital have access to a unique multidisciplinary team of specialists and the Code Stroke system. The Code Stroke system was implemented to diagnose stroke prior to the patient's arrival in the emergency department. Within minutes, the hospital's response team is able to perform neurological exams, blood tests and CT scans.

If you or someone near you experiences any symptoms of stroke, call 911 immediately. Even if the symptoms seem minor, don't hesitate. Failure to call for emergency help can affect the chances for recovery or even survival.

Primary Stroke Center Certification 

The Villages® Regional Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

The Villages® Regional Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in November of 2016. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.