Think of a stroke as a "brain attack"—a true emergency, like a heart attack. Caused by a blocked or ruptured blood vessel in the brain, stroke interrupts the oxygen supply, killing nearly two million brain cells each minute. Rapid medical treatment—started within three hours after the onset of symptoms—can make the difference between a lifetime of disability and full recovery.
Stroke prevention and treatment are two of the main focuses of neurological care at Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Regional Hospital. As the third most common cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of disability, stroke and its symptoms often go unrecognized, causing irreversible damage to the brain.
Offering a higher standard of stroke treatment and education, Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Regional Hospital are each recognized as primary stroke centers. This signals that the high-quality care provided meets the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients. Our commitment to excellence significantly improves outcomes for stroke patients.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizes Leesburg Regional Medical Center with its 2012 Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. It's a difference that shows in the lives of our patients and their families as well as in the satisfaction felt by caregivers empowered to do their best.
For a referral to a Central Florida Health Alliance neurology specialist, call 800.889.3755.