Choose Lourdes for Stroke Care
Great strides have been made in the treatment of stroke, and what were once lasting effects can often be combated when timely treatment is sought. That is why the nationally recognized Lourdes Stroke Center is here to deliver innovative, advanced care to patients with symptoms of stroke.
Led by Lisa Shultz, MD, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center’s full-time hospital-based neurologist, specially trained staff members are on call 24 hours a day to treat anyone suffering from a stroke. Lourdes’ integrated approach to evaluating and treating stroke, investigating new treatments and preventing additional strokes allows patients to benefit from the most advanced methodologies.
At Lourdes, stroke patients stay on one floor of the medical center, with enhanced communication and a concentrated flow of services to meet their needs. Each patient’s treatment team includes physicians; nurses specially trained in the latest stroke care protocols; occupational, physical and speech therapists from the Lourdes Regional Rehabilitation Center; social workers; psychologists; and dietitians.
HealthGradesÂ® has once again recognized the quality of Lourdes’ stroke care by awarding the program a five-star rating in the treatment of stroke. This is the seventh consecutive year that Lourdes has received this distinction. In 2008, the service also received HealthGrades’ Stroke Care Excellence Award. This year, Lourdes received the 2009 American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award, recognizing the medical center’s commitment to excellence in patient care.
Free symptoms magnet It’s important for everyone to recognize the symptoms of stroke and seek immediate attention. Our easy-to-read, large-print refrigerator magnet can be a great reminder. Call 1-888-LOURDES(568-7337) for yours.