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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.

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 has awarded our hospital with it’s GOLD PLUS Get With The Guidelines® Stroke award with Target: Stroke ELITE Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll 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 patients have access to a unique multidisciplinary team of specialists and the code stroke system, which diagnoses stroke prior to patient arrival in the E.R. 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 symptoms of stroke, call 911 immediately. Even if the symptoms seem minor, don't hesitate. Failure to call for 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.