According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 4 Americans report they are afraid to visit the emergency room right now. Even during COVID-19, a hospital is still one of the safest places for you during an emergency. If you suspect a stroke, seek emergency care immediately.
UF Health The Villages® Hospital offers 24-hour emergent diagnostic and treatment services to patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke and other neurovascular disorders. The American Heart Association recently recognized the hospital's commitment to ensuring that our stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines with the GOLD PLUS Get With The Guidelines® Stroke award with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
Our patients have access to a unique multidisciplinary team of specialists and the code stroke system, which diagnoses stroke prior to arrival in the E.R. 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.
Advanced Primary Stroke Center
UF Health The Villages® Hospital 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. Joint Commission experts evaluate compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.