Comprehensive Stroke Center: Another first

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

By: Jeff Ash

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We’re proud to announce that Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay has recorded another first, earning certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. It is the only one in northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.


BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, which has the area’s largest team of neurointervention specialists.


Aurora BayCare Medical Center participated voluntarily in a rigorous evaluation to achieve the Comprehensive Stroke Center certification, which represents the most advanced stroke treatment available in a specific geographic area.


“This Comprehensive Stroke Center certification means patients in Northeast Wisconsin and Upper Michigan now have access to the highest standard in stroke expertise,” said Dr. Ziad Darkhabani, an Aurora BayCare interventional neurologist. “Our expert care team and state-of-the-art resources ensure that we have the specific ability to treat the most complex stroke cases.”


Aurora BayCare Medical Center patients have 24/7 access to stroke and aneurysm care. The hospital recently moved its biplane imaging room closer to the emergency department, ensuring more immediate care for stroke and aneurysm patients. The Telestroke Program extends the reach of Aurora BayCare’s acute stroke team to area communities. Patients can consult with an acute stroke specialist via teleneurology and can receive treatment recommendations sooner.


Aurora BayCare Medical Center extends its commitment to advanced neurology and stroke services by offering stroke patients access to clinical trials and through research conducted by its neurointervention specialists.


An estimated 795,000 Americans have a stroke every year, and stroke is the nation’s fifth-leading cause of death, according to the American Stroke Association.


Aurora BayCare Medical Center is proud to be among Wisconsin’s leaders in stroke care as one of four certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the state.

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