BHS Stroke Center
Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Strokes
Strokes are a serious health issue that could impact a victim for their
entire life. The medical realm has made great strides in the research
of stroke treatment in recent years, and Butler Health System has been
a proud part of that effort. Our center is staffed with highly experienced
physicians that assist in the prevention and treatment of strokes.
For the work we've done with stroke patients, we have received the
Gold Plus Performance Award for Stroke from the American Heart Association/American
Stroke Association. This quality award recognizes consistent achievement
in using evidenced based guidelines to provide the highest standards of
quality stroke patient care.
to learn more about what strokes are and how to prevent/treat them.
Our Stroke Treatment and Services
Our multidisciplinary team of health care professionals use evidenced-based
care to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment for stroke.
Emergency Stroke Services - The BMH Emergency Department is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our Emergency Department staff are trained to identify and treat stroke.
Endovascular and Neurosurgical Services - Procedures involving the brain and blood vessels
Carotid Stenosis Treatment - For patients with narrowing of the carotid artery, a major artery in the
neck that leads to the brain, surgical or interventional treatment is
Carotid Endarterectomy is a surgical technique to remove fatty deposits from the carotid artery.
Carotid Stenting is an interventional procedure that can be performed on eligible patients
that opens up the carotid artery.
Rehabilitation - Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy
provide inpatient rehabilitation services.
Diagnostic Testing - Computed tomography (CT) and laboratory testing are available (for diagnosis
of stroke) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Supportive diagnostic studies
include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), echocardiogram, carotid doppler
studies and angiography.
Social Services - Case managers and social work services are available to assist with
discharge planning needs.
HFAP Primary Stroke Certification - HFAP is a nationally recognized not-for-profit accreditation organization
with deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
This designation recognizes the hospital’s commitment to excellence
in the care, stabilization and treatment of stroke patients.
Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll - We’re proud to be recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for our active involvement in Get With
The Guidelines®-Stroke, and Target: StrokeSM, a program designed to help hospitals make sure patients get the benefits
of the latest scientific guidelines-based treatment.
PA Department of Health Stroke Center Designation - The Stroke Center designation from the PA DOH promotes a culture of excellence
at the hospital and gives the community we serve confidence in the quality
of stroke care received at our facility.
If you notice the early signs of a stroke, seem medical attention immediately. Click here
to learn more about the warning signs.
Listen to a recent radio show featuring Melisse Maser, RN, discussing Stroke
Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award recognition by the American Heart
Association/American Stroke Association
The Stroke Team
Our stroke center team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency
medicine, rehabilitation specialists, nutritionists, social workers, case
managers, and a dedicated clinical nursing staff.
Our team of experts include physicians who are board certified in:
- Emergency Medicine
- Vascular Neurology
- Interventional Neuro-Radiology
- Internal Medicine
- Interventional Radiology
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
Strokes can result in numerous debilitating side-effects, which you can
read about here.
Strokes are one of the top five leading causes of death in the United States.
Treatment for strokes is moving along as fast as it can, but in the meantime
we can do our part to end stroke by staying informed on the warning signs
and preventing it before it starts.
Visit this page
for information on how you can help to end strokes.
Support is available for stroke survivors. For more information on resources
near you, visit:
National Stroke Association
American Stroke Association