Stroke Center

What Is a Stroke Center?

Primary Stroke Center

Designation as a Primary Stroke Center means an institution provides a team this is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers immediate, comprehensive evaulations of patients with acute stroke. Primary Stroke Center must meet specific criteria to receive this designation. Learn more »

The following facilties are designated as Primary Stroke Centers: Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, Scott & White Hospital - Round Rock and Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Temple.

Stroke Ready Center

Scott & White Hospital - Brenham is a Level III-Stroke Support Center.

Our Services

Scott & White employs a multidisciplinary approach to stroke care. Our team of specialists span across neurology, neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, vascular surgery, emergency medicine and hospital medicine.

Conditions treated

  • Ischemic strokes
  • Intracerebral hemorrhages
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhages
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Simple and complex aneurysms
  • Arterio-venous malformations (AVM)

Treatment options

Our fellowship-trained neurointerventional surgeons perform a full spectrum of procedures, including:

  • Minimally-invasive procedures for aneurysms
  • Angiograms of the head, neck and spinal cord
  • Stents placement in cerebral vessels
  • Cerebral blood vessel angioplasty

Support services

Scott & White hosts a monthly Brain Injury & Stroke Support Group for survivors and their family members.

Many times there can be cognitive/emotional changes with no apparent physical evidence of injury, which can lead to misunderstandings of survivors' abilities and needs.

Some of the meeting activities include:

  • Talking about experiences
  • Sharing ideas and tops for solving injury or stroke-related problems
  • Socializing with other survivors
  • Gaining insight from healthcare professionals, guest speakers and peers

Find an upcoming meeting

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