Among the nearly 300 hospitals in Florida, 114 are Primary Stroke Centers, but only 17 are designated Comprehensive Stroke Centers. Halifax Health is one of them. A Comprehensive Stroke Center enhances and expands the Primary Stroke Center Recommendations and has more stringent requirements. Additionally, Halifax Health consistently receives The Joint Commission Gold Seal for quality care.
As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Halifax Health Medical Center offers:
- Neurosurgeons and neurologists coverage 24/7/365
- Area’s only interventional neuroradiologists
- Advanced imaging capabilities including MRI and cerebral angiography
- Advanced surgical and endovascular techniques including clipping and coiling intracranial aneurysms and intra-arterial thrombolysis
- Dedicated stroke unit staffed with nurses who have advanced stroke education and expertise to care for stroke patients
- Dedicated neurological intensive care unit with the capacity to care for patients who have received interventional treatment following a stroke including clot-busting drugs and advanced surgical and endovascular techniques
- Clinical trial research
The Center brings together the expertise of specialists in many different areas to provide our patients with the benefit of a collaborative team approach. The team includes physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-radiologists, neuropsychologists, emergency medicine, rehabilitation medicine specialists, and a dedicated nursing staff.
Neuroradiologists/interventional radiologists specifically trained in rapidly diagnosing strokes via computerized tomography (CT) scans, as well as treating strokes via minimally invasive approach, (Solitaire or Penumbra devices) are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Emergency department physicians and clinicians are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment stroke.
Halifax Health neurosurgeons specially trained in performing surgical procedures relating to hemorrhagic strokes (strokes caused by blood vessels bursting in the brain) and interventional radiologists are standing by 24 hours a day to support the urgent needs of our patients.
Our rehabilitation team has had over seventeen years of experience in stroke related rehabilitation. For patients that require rehabilitation to revoke from stroke, this begins as soon as medically possible. Our rehabilitation staff includes physicians specializing in rehabilitation medicine and physical/occupation/speech therapy weekly team conferences are held through the patient’s hospitalization to progress through the rehab process. For patients that need ongoing inpatient rehabilitation, the Halifax Health Brooks Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation is located within Halifax Hospital. This center is rated nationally in the top ten percent in quality of care and patient outcomes. Continued rehabilitation can also be provided through home health services and in our outpatient clinics. Our Daytona campus provides specialty outpatient services for stroke rehabilitation including advanced equipment.
We are staffed with endovascular surgeons specifically trained in performing surgical procedures related to strokes caused by blockage in arteries of the neck.
Halifax Health is the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Volusia/Flagler counties.