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Stroke Center

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. Stroke award 2020

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/American Stroke 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 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.

The Hospital was also recognized with the Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll with the Bronze Quality Achievement Award for meeting quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA. For some patients suffering from an ischemic stroke (caused by a blood clot), tPA can be used to dissolve the blood clot and treat the stroke.

Stroke patients at UF Health The Villages® 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.

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.