When it comes to stroke, time is vital. The faster you're diagnosed and treated, the better. With a special team that’s available day or night, we're ready for you 24/7. You'll receive fast, high-quality, effective treatment, no matter which one of our emergency departments you arrive at. If you need advanced treatment, you will be transferred to Bronson Methodist Hospital.
Award-winning stroke care
Bronson Methodist Hospital is one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care (Healthgrades, 2017) and is certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. If your loved one needs care following a stroke, we provide high-quality rehabilitation and home care options that are among the region’s best.
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Stroke conditions we treat
Our doctors can help you with several conditions, including:
Stroke services and treatments
You'll find a wide range of treatments and services to treat your stroke, including:
- Advanced capabilities – We have a comprehensive team of specialists trained in a variety of procedures that can effectively remove blood clots
- Specialized inpatient services – A neurovascular unit, neuromonitoring unit and neurocritical care unit
- Rapid Response Team – Trained to assess the severity of your stroke upon arrival and to quickly begin treatment
- Nationally recognized protocols – Including tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), which can reduce stroke damage if it is given within three hours after stroke symptoms begin
- A neuroendovascular surgeon – A neurosurgeon who is specially trained in the latest minimally-invasive techniques to remove blood clots and stop a stroke from progressing
- A neurointensivist – A neurologist who works in the hospital and is specially trained to provide intensive care for the sickest, most critically ill stroke and neurology patients in the neurocritical care unit
- Board-certified vascular neurologists – Neurologists who specializes in treating strokes
- Board-certified neurosurgeons – Surgeons who operate on the brain, spine and peripheral nerves
- Recognized for excellence – Your care will follow patient treatment guidelines provided by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
- Medicine management – Assessment of your current and new medications
- Stroke Survivor Support Group – Regularly scheduled support groups are provided by Bronson for patients and caregivers
- Rehabilitation services – Offered throughout Calhoun, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties, our outpatient rehabilitation teams will provide personalized care to support your path to recovery.
Collaborative team approach
Our neuroendovascular surgery team (neuroendovascular surgeon, neurointensivist, vascular neurologist and neurosurgeon), emergency physicians and specially trained staff all work together to deliver immediate, life-saving care.
Your care will be coordinated with neurologists, physiatrists, psychiatrists, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, primary care providers, pharmacists, neuroscience nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists. You and your family will be involved in creating your treatment plan, so it is personalized to achieve the best outcome and recovery possible.