Erie's Only Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center.

UPMC Hamot is the Only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Erie

UPMC Hamot is the only hospital in Erie to be designated a Certified Stroke Center by DNV GL Healthcare*. This means UPMC Hamot is equipped to treat any kind of stroke, even the most serious.

What Does it Mean to Be a Comprehensive Stroke Center?

A hospital designated as a comprehensive stroke center must have the ability to deliver the most advanced stroke treatment available, from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and education. Comprehensive stroke centers conduct clinical research and provide the following:

  • Round-the-clock neurocritical care
  • Advanced diagnostic imaging services
  • Endovascular coiling or surgical clipping procedures for aneurysm
  • Care for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage

Expert Care When You Need It Most

For stroke patients, every second matters. The right treatment at the right time can greatly increase a stroke patient's chances for survival and recovery. UPMC Hamot's dedicated team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neurointerventionalists provide expert care to stroke patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The care continues after a hospital discharge with our stroke bridge clinic for recovering patients and access to rehabilitation services.

2018 Get with the Guidlines.

Nationally Recognized

UPMC Hamot has been designated a Get With the Guidelines®—Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award Hospital by the American Heart Association, and the American Stroke Association has received the Target: Stroke Honor Roll—Elite Plus award.

Insist on UPMC Hamot for Stroke Care

At the first sign of a stroke, call 911 and insist on UPMC Hamot. For more information about stroke care at UPMC Hamot, visit our website.

*DNV GL is a world-leading certification body that helps businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services. The DNV GL Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.