DALLAS — Recognized for successful achievement in providing quality stroke care to North Texans, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has earned redesignation as a Comprehensive (Level I) Stroke Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
“Our Comprehensive Stroke Center at Texas Health Dallas, as well as those in Fort Worth and Plano, offers North Texans advanced stroke care as soon as they enter our emergency doors, all the way to rehabilitation after discharge,” said Jim Parobek, president of Texas Health Dallas. “Texas Health’s efforts around community outreach and stroke education further exemplify our dedication to excellence and to fulfilling our vision to partner with North Texans for a lifetime of care.”
According to the American Heart Association, stroke ranks No. 5 among all causes of death in the U.S., and No. 6 as the leading cause of death in Texas.
“Thanks to medical advancements, people are living longer after stroke, which is good, but certain stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes, are becoming more common among younger and middle-aged adults,” said Samir Shah, M.D., a neurologist on the Texas Health Dallas medical staff and Comprehensive Stroke Program medical director. “This redesignation reflects our commitment to a robust neuroscience program aimed at treating complex neurological diseases and stroke conditions immediately and efficiently. No matter your age, we want to help you get back to life as quickly as possible.”
The Comprehensive Stroke Program at Texas Health Dallas includes customized educational and support programs and is enhanced by a neurovascular medical director on the medical staff, nurses and therapists specifically trained in stroke care. The stroke program is also equipped with advanced automated stroke imaging technology, a neurosurgical intensive care unit and a neurointerventional suite. This specialized technology and manpower provide patients with 24-hour access to high-acuity stroke therapies, which include IV thrombolysis and endovascular mechanical thrombectomy.
This designation is one of the highest achievements that U.S. hospitals can receive and is valid for a two-year period. The designation is based on rigorous standards outlined by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association. It also encompasses the full spectrum of stroke care — diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education — and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes in order to continuously improve care.
Follow this link to learn more about Texas Health’s specialized stroke care services.
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.