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Primary Stroke Center

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Parrish Healthcare’s Parrish Medical Center was Brevard's first hospital—and the third medical center in the state of Florida—to be certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission—the nation's leading healthcare accreditation organization. The center has also been awarded the Women's Choice Award as an America's Best Stroke Center.

Being treated at a certified Primary Stroke Center gives you the confidence of knowing that you are receiving expert care.

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Telestroke, Teleneurology Program

PMC’s Stroke Program includes:

  • A team of neurologists, cardiologists, radiologists, emergency medicine physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, first-responders (EMS/paramedics), case management, therapists (occupational, speech, respiratory and physical), and community educators.
  • A stroke unit. Stroke unit nurses (along with ICU and ER nurses) undergo extensive training to become certified in stroke assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. They have annual continuing education requirements.
  • PMC’s 24-bed Emergency Department, 12-bed critical care unit (ICU), and full-service rehabilitation center.
  • Advanced diagnostic technology, including telemedicine technology, ultra-speed CT and MRI, which provides doctors with accurate results in minutes.
  • Community education programs and screenings for stroke risk factors.

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