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Comprehensive Stroke Center

Comprehensive Stroke Center in North Carolina

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.

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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 family build your lives. 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 stroke 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.

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Common symptoms of stroke include: 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

Proof of Our Performance 

Current Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke performance achievement metrics for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: (updated as of January 2015)



Compliance with AHA’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke Measures is 90-100%.



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.

2017 Stroke Guidelines                        2017 Certification meets standards for Comprehensive Stroke Center

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Patient Priscilla Johnson: Stroke Survivor

Patient Priscilla Johnson: Stroke Survivor

While enjoying her day running errands, Priscilla stopped to get a pedicure. The pedicurist noticed something wasn’t quite right and called 911.

Last Updated: 06-29-2017
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