UPMC Hamot is the Only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Erie
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:
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.
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.
|*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.|