Lourdes Opens Stroke Center
When you have a stroke, timing is everything. Getting to a hospital that provides advanced diagnostic equipment, specially trained staff and the latest medications can make the difference between recovery and life-changing disability.
The Lourdes Stroke Center at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center delivers innovative, state-of-the-art care to patients with symptoms of stroke. Lourdes' interdisciplinary team of physicians and nurses; occupational, physical and speech therapists; social workers; psychologists; and dietitians provides comprehensive treatment options--24 hours a day.
The quality of care provided by Lourdes' Stroke Team has been recognized by HealthGrades®, an independent source for the assessment of quality.
According to HealthGrades, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is No. 1 in southern New Jersey for the treatment of stroke, receiving a five-star rating in 2006--a reflection of Lourdes' quality care and successful patient outcomes. In 2005, Lourdes received HealthGrades' Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for being in the top 10 percent of all hospitals in the nation providing stroke care services.
For a referral to a Lourdes physician or to find out about upcoming stroke screenings, call 1-888-LOURDES (568-7337). If you think you are having a stroke, call 911 immediately.