trust is strong medicine | Stephanie Matthews | Stroke Survivor

Advanced Stroke Care at MUSC Health Florence

When it comes to stroke, BE FAST and call 911

Signs of a stroke include: B: sudden loss of Balance; Eyes: check for vision loss; F: facial drooping or uneven smile; A: weakness or numbness in arm; S: slurred speech; and Time: Time to get to a hospital. If you or a loved one is having any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately. A stroke is an emergency and should be treated by experts as soon as possible.

American Heart Association 2020 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus | Target: Stroke Honor Roll EliteMUSC Health Florence Medical Center continues to bring an advanced system of stroke care closer to the residents of the Pee Dee region. As an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center, our stroke team has met specific scientific guidelines that the quality of care provided meets the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients. MUSC Health Florence is a American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus & Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll Quality award winner.

Fastest Response: Our team has one of the fastest times in the country for treating strokes and restoring blood flow to the brain. We consistently exceed national benchmarks for time to treatment.

Cutting-Edge Treatments: Our doctors use the latest medications and technology to provide expert care. Our stroke treatment center offers advanced treatments not found at other facilities, including life-saving thrombectomy. Thrombectomy is a procedure which removes blood clots from large blood vessels in the brain.

Specialized Intensive Care Unit: You will receive top-level care in our Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) staffed by neurointensivists. These doctors have specialized training in nervous system diseases.