Committed to Excellence
Strokes can be fatal if not treated immediately. Geisinger’s stroke team can mean the difference between life and death. Our specialists can also make the difference between living with stroke damage (speech, vision, and movement problems) and virtually complete recovery.
More than 500,000 people have a first-time stroke each year. Another 200,000 have a second, or more.* The strength of our team comes from providing consultation online to rural emergency room doctors across the region.
The Joint Commission Approves
Geisinger has earned certification as a primary stroke center from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. This is the leading organization for measuring quality standards and the best practices of all types of care. Only 21 programs in Pennsylvania are certified as Primary Stroke Sites. Geisinger is proud to continually exceed the standards set for these sites. Click for more on the Joint Commission’s Stroke Center Certification requirements.
*American Stroke Association statistic