Features of our care:
When you experience a stroke, prompt and accurate care is of vital importance. The Acute Stroke Center at Hahnemann University Hospital delivers advanced treatment for those who require urgent diagnosis and treatment for a stroke in progress.
The center also works with patients who need an evaluation to reduce their risk of recurrent stroke and those who may benefit from a planned rehabilitation program and home care to promote their independence after experiencing a stroke.
With new drugs and sophisticated procedures, treatments with the potential to reverse the debilitating effects of stroke have become a reality. Within three hours of the onset of stroke symptoms, treatment can be administered to help during this acute phase of stroke. Based on the cause and location of the stroke, Acute Stroke Center doctors select the stroke treatment to best limit damage. These advanced treatments include:
Immediately following the acute phase of care, a planned program of stroke rehab begins to help patients regain strength, relearn activities of daily living and function as independently as possible. The Acute Stroke Center can also help to arrange for an interdisciplinary home care team to support patients in the home environment, providing education on new medications, the use of assistive devices and assistance with activities of daily living.
Hahnemann also provides treatment for patients with neurological illnesses that require ICU care. Our team of neurointensivists offers care specifically designed for neurological diseases with all of the resources of a tertiary care center. Neurological illnesses appropriate for this program include:
If you’d like to refer a patient, Acute Stroke Center doctors are available via phone 24 hours a day to consult with doctors throughout the Delaware Valley. Call (215) 762-1267.
If you’d like to make an appointment for yourself or a loved one or have questions about Hahnemann’s Acute Stroke and Neurointensive Care Program, call us at (215) 762-1267.