Published on January 05, 2015

Top-ranked Stroke Center in Philadelphia at Nazareth

Nazareth Hospital is a nationally certified Primary Stroke Center.

With stroke, fast action means better outcomes. That’s the message Nazareth Hospital, a nationally certified Primary Stroke Center, wants you to know. As a designated Primary Stroke Center, Nazareth has rapid response teams of medical professionals who specialize in stroke care available 24/7 to provide a quick response to patients’ needs. Dedicated rehabilitation teams also work one-on-one to help patients regain function and increase quality of life after stroke.

“Stroke treatment at Nazareth is truly a team effort,” says Mathew Mathew, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Nazareth Hospital. “Our stroke teams—including board-certified physicians, nurses, therapists and social workers—offer a personalized, integrated approach to diagnosis and treatment, as well as education about stroke.”

An important part of that education is helping people in the community recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke. These include the sudden onset of numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg; confusion or trouble speaking or understanding; trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination; trouble seeing; and severe headache with no known cause. “Time lost is brain lost,” says Dr. Mathew. “That’s why it’s so important to call 911 right away if any of these signs appear.”

Immediate CARE For more information about stroke care at Nazareth Hospital, call 1.866.NAZARETH (1.866.629.2738).