Immediate and Continuing Stroke Care From Your Door to Ours
When we're notified by Richmond area EMS of a potential stroke patient, our HCA Virginia stroke care team calls a Code Neuro. That's our well-established and highly integrated procedure for seamless response, diagnosis and treatment of stroke that links first responders, outlying community hospitals and all HCA Virginia hospitals in Richmond to give you immediate and ongoing care. Our continuous treatment for you begins before you get to the hospital, as soon as you're identified as a stroke patient, which improves the care you receive across our scope of services and enhances your recovery.
Seamless Process for Your Speedy Treatment
Our Code Neuro clinical staff is on site within 30 minutes of receiving a call, which alerts our laboratory and CT imaging team that a potential stroke patient is coming soon and gives them time to prepare. Calling a Code Neuro starts the process of delivering the rapid treatment within the critical first three hours of a stroke that improves chances of a more thorough recovery.
Completed CT scans and lab information are essential in determining whether to administer drugs to break up the stroke-causing clot. A bleed in the brain may require neurosurgery depending on how much blood is noted by CT scan within the brain. The neurosurgery team will follow or in some instances provide surgery to control bleeding and/or remove the blood. Calling a Code Neuro focuses attention exactly where it's needed most.
As you receive fast and effective treatment for your specific situation, we follow you all the way through our ER, surgery or other Neurovascular Center treatments, into our neuroscience intensive care units, to rehabilitation and beyond.
Faster Treatment, Better Recovery
At HCA Virginia, we have the teams prepared to handle stroke emergencies and the community-involved processes in place to deal with them quickly. That means you get the very best clinical care and the very best chances of a more complete recovery from the time you contact emergency services or one of our Certified Primary Stroke Care Centers in Richmond. You can rest assured when you're picked up by EMS or when you get to our hospitals that we're racing to give you quality care and that everyone is prepared to focus entirely on you.
Learn More About Stroke
Learn more about stroke in our online Health Library.
Call the American Stroke Association's Stroke Family Warmline at 1.888.4STROKE (1.888.478.7653).
Call our Consult-a-Nurse team at 804.320.DOCS (3627) to find specialists, make an appointment and learn more about brain, nervous system and stroke care services at HCA Virginia.