The Diamond Stroke Center
When stroke happens, stroke experts and life-saving stroke treatments are ready round-the-clock in The Diamond Stroke Center at Abington Memorial Hospital.
Call “911” right now if you or
someone else is having sudden
weakness or numbness in the
arm or leg, dizziness, falling or
any other symptoms of stroke.
Getting help quickly is vital to
minimize stroke damage!
KNOW THE WARNING
SIGNS OF STROKE:
Face – Ask the person to smile.
Does one side of the fact droop?
Arms – Ask the person to raise
both arms. Does one arm
Speech – Ask the person to
repeat a simple sentence.
Are the words slurred?
Can he/she repeat the
Time – If the person shows any
of these symptoms, time is
important. Call 911 immediately.
Do not delay – brain cells are dying.
Our dedicated and highly skilled, multidisciplinary stroke team provides the best stroke services for even the most complex cases.
At The Diamond Stroke Center, patients benefit from:
- Comprehensive and integrated stroke emergency response system in Montgomery County’s only state-designated regional trauma center
- Rapid, precise diagnosis and effective treatment by our stroke specialists
- 24-hour imaging scans, lab testing and pharmacy services
- Neurocritical care unit
- Inpatient stroke unit and rehabilitation
- Availability of clinical trials
- Expert telemedicine consult to area hospitals, transfer system
- Stroke education and support for patients, families and communities
Abington Memorial Hospital is proud to be designated a comprehensive stroke center – a certification earned by fewer than 1 percent of hospitals nationwide. As the first Pennsylvania stroke center to earn the highly regarded Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission, we consistently earn awards that distinguish us in the Philadelphia region for our stroke services. These honors include the American Stroke Association/American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for stroke quality-of-care.
A specialized committee regularly reviews care at The Diamond Stroke Center, to ensure that we continue to achieve service quality and successful patient outcomes.
Watch a video and read how our stroke doctors helped a patient who was outside the average time period for receiving “clot-busting” medication to stop a stroke.
For an appointment with a Neurosciences Institute specialist, call our Physician Referral Service, 215-481-MEDI (6334).