Primary Stroke Center
Comprehensive Stroke Center
When you or someone you love experiences a stroke, everything seems to move at lightning speed. You can feel overwhelmed, confused, even scared. Your primary concern is restoring your own or your loved one’s quality of life.
The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health shares all of your concerns. We bring together the most highly trained team of stroke specialists and the most advanced technology to offer patients the best possible treatment and recovery outcomes. Learn more about strokes.
Experienced Stroke Treatment Team
No matter what your challenges are, our experienced doctors and competent, compassionate support staff guide you every step of the way – from diagnosis to treatment to recovery and beyond. Together, we will help you and your families build your lives back. Learn more about stroke treatments and services.
Stroke Center of Excellence
Our excellent care and improved outcomes have earned us a designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, a nationally recognized review organization. This designation is a symbol of quality that demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of care.
We were also one of the first hospitals in the country to receive a special designation from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, part of the National Institutes of Health. And we manage a very successful telemedicine stroke program, known as the Telestroke Network.
Wake Forest Baptist is leading the way with the most advanced, trusted and successful stroke care.
Learn more about the Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Common symptoms of stroke inlcude: muscle weakness on one side, numbness, trouble speaking, headache. Watch the video below to learn more about signs of stroke.
Frequently Asked Questions About Stroke
Current Get With The Guidelines℠ – Stroke performance achievement metrics for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: (updated as of March 2013)
- Compliance with AHA’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke Measures at or about 95%
- Serious complication rates for carotid endarterectomy are better than the national benchmark
- Serious complication rates for diagnostic angiogram are better than the national benchmark
The American Heart Association has also recognized Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on its Target Honor Roll for our excellent door-to-needle times for administering tPA, the emergency clot-busting medicine.