Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Dallas is certified by The Joint Commission as a primary stroke
center. The center stresses a multidisciplinary approach to
stroke care and is supported by a neurointensivist medical
director and staff specifically trained in stroke care.
The stroke center is equipped with
advanced technology, including updated facilities and
telemedicine technology. The continuum of care provided by the
center - from emergency services through rehabilitation to
community outreach and education - exemplifies the hospital's
dedication to excellence and to fulfilling its mission to help
improve the health of people in the communities served.
Symptoms of stroke must be
F - Facial Droop. When the
individual smiles, does one side of their face droop?
A - Arm Drift. When the
individual raises both arms, does one arm drift
S - Slurred Speech. When the
individual repeats a sentence, are any of the words
T - Time is Key. If a person
shows any of the above symptoms, call 911.
Meeting Your Needs
Health care professionals,
including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and
emergency medicine physicians on the medical staff at Texas
Health Dallas, as well as nurses, technicians, radiology and lab
support, and rehabilitation specialists, organize and deliver
care to stroke patients. Acute stroke team physicians on the
medical staff have access to "clot-busting" drugs, and a
specially trained neurointensivist is on the medical staff to
coordinate a patient's care during his or her stay in the
We believe that stroke recovery
begins on day one. Therapists and a stroke coordinator work
alongside physicians in the acute care setting and work with the
patient and family to form individualized care plans to help
reduce the occurrence of a recurrent stroke. The inpatient unit
was one of the first in the country to be accredited in stroke
rehabilitation by the Commission on Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Skilled therapists and
technicians develop new tools and strategies to help patients
meet the demands of life's daily activities. The stroke center
also includes access to education and prevention programs as well
as stroke survivor support groups.
If you are experiencing any signs
of a stroke, please call 911. For more information on the stroke
center, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).