Medical City Dallas January 16, 2015

Medical City can provide the most advanced stroke treatment possible

Medical City Dallas is pleased to announce a major accomplishment for its stroke program. DNV, an international leader in quality certifications and the Texas Department of State Health Services designated Medical City a Comprehensive Stroke Center, also known as a Level 1 Stroke Center. 

The Comprehensive Stroke Center certification shows Medical City encompasses the full spectrum of stroke care, including diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education.

Specific stroke care can be provided at Medical City by:

  • Stroke neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Interventional neuro-radiologists
  • Specially-trained stroke nurses
  • Dedicated neurovascular intensive care unit (ICU)

Medical City CEO Troy Villarreal says, "This certification exemplifies Medical City's high standard of excellence and our commitment to exceptional patient care." Villarreal says, "Comprehensive stroke centers are the largest and best equipped hospitals in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication."

In Texas, EMS teams are required by the state to bring patients to the nearest certified stroke center to help ensure the best possible care. 

Medical City has successfully implemented a Code Stroke Protocol to ensure the rapid evaluation and treatment of patients.