Stroke Center 


The Saint Francis Stroke Center offers a comprehensive program for diagnosing and treating stroke.  Our multidisciplinary team includes physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Radiology, and Neurosurgery.  Also included are specially trained nurses, respiratory therapists, dieticians, imaging techs, laboratory professionals, educators, case managers and social workers, quality resource managers, rehabilitation physicians, and physical, speech and occupational therapists.  All of these healthcare professionals are dedicated to one thing - making sure our patients have the best possible outcomes.

Our Primary Stroke Center Mission Statement

Saint Francis Hospital is dedicated to reducing the risk and burden of cerebrovascular disease, including stroke, arteriovenous malformation and aneurysms, through efforts in detection, prevention, diagnosis and treatment using evidence-based practice and highly trained staff.

Our Stroke Center provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to collaborative treatment and healing of adult patients.  We have five primary objectives:

  To Assess the Patient Timely

  Provide Rapid and Appropriate Treatment

  Preserve Brain and Brain Function

  Prevent Post Treatment Complications

  Reduce Residual Effects

The Saint Francis Stroke Center is Certified by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.  This recognition signifies that Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis is providing "the next generation of stroke or heart failure care" by surpassing numerous quality goals in the treatment of stroke.

The Saint Francis Stroke Emergency Center

Our Stroke Emergency Center is open and ready 24/7 to provide the immediate care required to effectively limit the physical damage a stroke can cause. If you or someone you know experiences any of the symptoms below, get them to a stroke emergency center as soon as possible.  Every minute, every second counts when there is the possibility of stroke.

Possible Symptoms of Stroke:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any signs or symptoms of a stroke, even if they seem to fluctuate or disappear.  Call 911 or your local emergency number right away.

For more information, call (901) 765-2229.

Saint Francis Stroke Center, 5959 Park Avenue, Memphis TN, 38018


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