Comprehensive Stroke Center

Published On 07/11/2011

Advancing Stroke Care in the MidSouth

Methodist University Hospital has received Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Certification from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Joint Commission.  This certification is the highest level of stroke care accreditation.


Our Comprehensive Stroke Center at MUH:

  • Has dedicated neuro-intensive care unit beds for complex stroke patients with 24/7 neuro-critical care.
  • Uses advanced imaging capabilities.
  • Treats a high volume of complex stroke cases.
  • Coordinates post hospital care for patients.
  • Uses a peer review process to evaluate and monitor care of complex cases.
  • Participates in stroke research.

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown, Methodist North, and Methodist South hospitals hold the Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Certification. 

Joint Commission Gold Seal

  • Patients benefit from 24/7 access to:
  • Rapid-Response Stroke Team
  • Advanced Brain Imaging Services
  • Endovascular Neurologic Interventional Procedures
  • Operating Room Surgical Suites

World-class Physicians, Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, and Nurses with advanced training in neurologic conditions can be found in:

  • Cardiac-Neuro Center sub-specialty in the Emergency DepartmentJoint Commission Gold Seal
  • Neuro-Interventional Suites
  • Neuro-Critical Care Unit
  • Neuro Step-down Unit
  • Neuroscience Floor

Our providers have expertise in comprehensive treatment of stroke-related conditions like:

  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Carotid Artery Disease 
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Arterial Dissection