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Stroke Treatment

Joint Commission Seal

We’re home to the Big Bend's only Comprehensive Stroke Center, recognized with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Comprehensive Stroke Certification. This is the highest level of accreditation awarded and fewer than one percent of hospitals in the country have this prestigious designation.

What is a Stroke?

Stroke is a very serious medical emergency that occurs when blood flow is cut off to an area of the brain – a literal “brain attack.” Without blood flow, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. This means abilities controlled by those areas of the brain, such as memory and muscle control, are lost.

Stroke can happen to anyone at any time. If you think someone is having a stroke, call 911 immediately.

How to Recognize a Stroke 


When a stroke happens, you don’t have time to waste – you’ll want to call 911 and go straight to our Bixler Trauma & Emergency Center for the most advanced care. We offer a variety of revolutionary treatments for strokes, including tPA, a clot-busting intravenous medication, and endovascular neurosurgery, which removes blood clots and repairs aneurysms without opening the skull.

Support Services 

Having a stroke does not have to mean lifelong disability if quality care is administered quickly. We provide rapid diagnosis, innovative care, rehabilitation and dedicated support for our patients in Leon County and beyond. 

Stroke Research

At Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, we’re invested in using clinical research to help improve treatment options for our patients, including those who’ve experienced strokes. TMH has an active research program and collaborates with partners like Tallahassee Neurological Clinic to improve medical care for the patients we serve. You can find more information about clinical trials we’re involved in at www.clinicaltrials.gov

If you have questions, contact our neuroscience clinical research partners at clinicaltrials@tnc-neuro.com.

Stroke Performance Measures

Check out our comprehensive stroke performance measures and see how our team provides the highest level of care for stroke patients.

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We're seeking your input to help us improve our services and care. If you, a family member, a friend or a loved one have received care at TMH after a stroke, we'd love your feedback.

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