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Stroke Expertise

Beacon Health System has the advanced resources and expert staff to help you prevent, treat or recover from a stroke.

  • Primary Stroke Center certification for Elkhart General Hospital and Memorial Hospital – Both Elkhart General and Memorial are certified as a Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission. This means that patients can expect the highest quality care possible in an environment that’s uniquely developed to care for the urgent needs of people experiencing a stroke.
    • In 2019, Elkhart General and Memorial received recognition from the American Heart Association for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines baed on the latest scientific evidence:
      • Elkhart General Hospital – Get With the Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite
      • Memorial Hospital – Get With the Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll
  • Advanced Certification as a Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center – In 2019, Memorial earned recognition as a thrombectomy capable stroke center from The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Thrombectomy, the removal of a blood clot from an artery, can be used to treat strokes. Memorial Hospital is the first and only hospital in the state of Indiana to earn this certification, and the Memorial stroke center is among only 37 in the country to be recognized as thrombectomy capable by The Joint Commission.
  • Specialized Medical Team – The stroke care team includes a fellowship-trained interventional radiologist, neurosurgeons, neurocritical care intensivist, neurologists and neurohospitalists, along with an outstanding support staff.
  • Specialized testing – We provide imaging, electrodiagnostic services and other tests to diagnose and treat stroke and other neurological conditions. These include NeuroCom® – a painless test to identify and treat balance disorders associated with stroke.
  • Emergency stroke care – Our stroke and neurology experts and other highly skilled professionals provide exceptional emergency and trauma care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • One-on-one recovery – After a stroke, our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation specialists give you attentive care. You’ll work with the same therapist throughout treatment.