Neuro / Stroke
Sarasota Memorial is the only hospital between Tampa and Fort Myers designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and is nationally certified to provide the most advanced procedures to treat the most complex strokes and complications. While SMH has seen a steady increase in the volume of strokes treated, the time to implement life-saving and function- sparing procedures continues to drop dramatically. A specialized triage and stroke alert process, working in tandem with the 24/7 rapid response stroke team, interventional radiology stroke team and dedicated stroke staff in the Emergency Care Center, along with multiple interventional therapies, have significantly improved stroke outcomes. Early follow up and support also greatly improve the outlook for stroke patients.