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