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Nationally-recognized Comprehensive Stroke Center

Time loss is brain loss: If you or someone you are with is having a stroke, dial 911.
Spot the signs of a stroke FAST BALANCE: Are you dizzy or having trouble with your balance? EYES: Do you have a change or loss in vision? FACE DROOPING: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? ARM WEAKNES: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? SPEECH DIFFICULTY: Is speech slurred, is he or she unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is the sentence repeated correctly? TIME TO CALL 9-1-1: If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get him or her to the hospital immediately. CALL 9-1-1: Immediate medical treatment can save lives, but more than 1/3 of acute stroke patients don’t take an ambulance to the hospital.

Compassionate, Comprehensive Stroke Care & Treatment

At NFRMC, we have a dedicated team of stroke clinicians who focus on rapid treatment of stroke 24/7, 365 days of the year. When the Emergency Department announces a stroke alert, our experienced, specially trained physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and technicians respond to the call. Many times the team is already at the door to meet the patient and receive important information first hand from the EMS, Air Life and/or family. Our multidisciplinary stroke team extends to interventional neurologists, neurosurgeons, intensivists, hospitalist, dedicated critical care and med/surg neuroscience nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, case managers, all of whom provide care for patients during their recovery.

Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification


North Florida Regional Medical Center is proud to have a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DVN-GL Healthcare. DNV GL's stroke certification programs incorporate elements from their NIAHO® hospital accreditation standards, as well as requirements from the Guidelines of the Brain Attack Coalition, and Recommendations of the American Stroke Association.

Improving Patient Outcomes

Our advanced, state-of-the-art stroke care & treatment vastly improves patient outcomes.

Treatment with IV t-PA, a medication used to dissolve dangerous clots in blood vessels, is used in medically appropriate patients when a clot occurs in an area of the brain. At NFRMC, Greater than 90% of medically appropriate patients receive IV t-PA in under 42 minutes against the national goal of 60 minutes.

NFRMC provides advanced comprehensive stroke care using cutting edge technology and advanced techniques to provide Vascular and Interventional Neurological Procedures including:

Vascular & Interventional Neurological Procedures

  • Intracranial endovascular coiling
  • Acute stroke thrombectomies
  • Carotid artery extracranial and intracranial angioplasty and stenting
  • Diagnostic, cerebral and spinal angiography
  • Extracranial and intracranial embolization of tumors, vascular malformations and fistula
  • Provacted (Wada) testing
  • Vascular & neuro critical care subspecialty

Procedures & Conditions

  • Aneurysm treatment
  • Epistaxis embolization
  • Stroke neurology

Comprehensive Stroke Center Awards and Certifications

North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC) is honored to proudly exhibit its Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DVN-GL Healthcare, and its Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for the implementation of specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Both awards recognize our commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

DNV GL's stroke certification programs incorporate elements from their NIAHO® hospital accreditation standards, as well as requirements from the Guidelines of the Brain Attack Coalition, and Recommendations of the American Stroke Association. Additionally, to receive the Silver Plus Quality Achievement award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke achievement indicators for at least 12 consecutive months, and during the same period achieve 75 percent or higher compliance, with five of eight Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality measures.

The right choice for comprehensive treatment of Stroke, Neurological Diseases and Disorders