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Stroke Center

According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 4 Americans report they are afraid to visit the emergency room right now. Even during COVID-19, a hospital is still one of the safest places for you during an emergency. If you suspect a stroke, get help immediately.stroke 2020 award

UF Health Leesburg Hospital offers 24-hour emergent diagnostic and treatment services to patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke and other neurovascular disorders. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has awarded our hospital with it’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award which recognizes our commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Our Hospital additionally received the Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll award for meeting quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.

Stroke patients have access to a unique multidisciplinary team of specialists and the Code Stroke system. The Code Stroke system was implemented to diagnose stroke prior to the patient's arrival in the emergency department. Within minutes, the hospital's response team is able to perform neurological exams, blood tests and CT scans.

If you or someone near you experiences any symptoms of stroke, call 911 immediately. Even if the symptoms seem minor, don't hesitate. Failure to call for emergency help can affect the chances for recovery or even survival.

Primary Stroke Center Certification

After a rigorous onsite review, UF Health Leesburg Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.