Abrazo Health Care is nationally recognized for its exemplary stroke care. With four of our hospitals designated as Certified Primary Stroke Centers by major accrediting organizations, we are dedicated to offering a level of care that meets or exceeds stroke care standards and recommendations.
Certified Primary Stroke Centers:
Stroke and Neurological Disorders
In treating stroke and other neurological disorders, such as seizures and accident-related head and spinal cord injuries, every minute counts. As soon as symptoms arise, getting to an Emergency Department is critical. Phoenix Baptist Hospital offers Neurosurgeon Dr. Daniel Lieberman along with staff members specially trained in neurological care, to quickly and competently care for these patients.
With a shortage of Neurological services in Arizona, Phoenix Baptist Hospital is committed to expanding its services to help patients state-wide. Previously, some patients had to go out of state to receive care. The program will save lives and prevent long-term damage to patients who need immediate neurological care.
Awards & Distinctions
Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission (TJC) which recognizes hospitals that make exceptional efforts to achieve better outcomes for stroke care. Obtaining primary stroke certification ensures those suffering stroke symptoms in our communities will be able to receive the care they need close to home, avoiding a long transport to another hospital when time is of the essence. Four Abrazo Health Care hospitals are designated Certified Primary Stroke Center by TJC:
- Arrowhead Hospital
- Maryvale Hospital
- Phoenix Baptist Hospital
- West Valley Hospital
Get With The Guidelines Silver Plus Achievement Award (2012 & 2011) American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes Phoenix Baptist Hospital for demonstrating their commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that patients receive treatment according to national accepted standards and recommendations.
Get With The Guidelines Bronze Achievement Award
American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes West Valley Hospital (2011) and Maryvale Hospital (2012) with the Stroke Bronze Achievement Award. These guidelines include aggressive use of medications, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs, and smoking cessation.