Aurora BayCare Medical Center certified as area’s first, only Comprehensive Stroke Center

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

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 in a rigorous evaluation to achieve the Comprehensive Stroke Center certification, which recognizes the center’s ability to provide the highest level of care for stroke patients.


“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 ability to treat the most complex stroke cases.”


“We’re well prepared to provide immediate and innovative care to stroke patients whenever they need it,” said Dr. Gerald Eckardt of BayCare Clinic Neurological Surgeons. He is the area’s first endovascular neurosurgeon.


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. 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 the latest clinical stroke trials.


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


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. Hospital systems pursuing that certification must take part in an evaluation by expert surveyors to maintain accreditation with DNV GL Healthcare or another accrediting agency.


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About BayCare Clinic

BayCare Clinic,, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With its 100-plus physicians, BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, serving clinical locations in 13 regional communities. Based in Green Bay, Wis., BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center.


About Aurora BayCare Medical Center

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.  Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary healthcare, the latest in medical technology and superior service.


About Aurora Health Care

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 caregivers. As evidenced by more than 300 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

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