The First Certified Primary Stroke Center in Central Texas

Our stroke patients and their families can rest assured that they are receiving the best possible care in the industry. The Stroke Center is comprised of highly trained professionals who provide compassionate care to our stroke survivors and their families utilizing the latest technologies.

Providence Healthcare Network has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission. This means that this center provides the next generation of stroke care and has met and seeks to maintain The Joint Commission’s high standards in providing stroke care.

The Stroke Center at Providence is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission and a Level II Stroke Center designated by the State of Texas. Currently, these are the highest levels of recognition available.

The Stroke Center has also been awarded the Gold Level Performance Award from the American Heart Association – Get with the Guidelines Program showing improvement in acute stroke treatment and prevention of secondary events.

For more information about stroke, email Kristen Velez, BSN, RN, CCRN, Stroke Program Coordinator, or call 254-751-4036.

Additional resources include the American Stroke Association or National Stroke Association.

Interventional Radiology

Providence is the first in the country to have the AXIOM Artis zee system. This advanced technology allows Neuro-Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Adam Borowski, and his team the ability to view 3D images of the brain. Stroke treatment is delivered with greater efficiency and precision with less radiation exposure and the treatment window is extended to eight hours.

Stroke is a brain attack and should be treated as an emergency! Don’t ignore the signs and symptoms of stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately. Time is brain lost!