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Comprehensive Stroke Center

1406.6 miles away

Comprehensive Stroke Center

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. When a stroke occurs, you need immediate, expert care.

Covenant Medical Center is the FIRST and ONLY Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) in the Panhandle Plains and Eastern New Mexico region. CSC is the most demanding stroke certification available - requiring facilities have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases.

Learn about strokes, including warning signs and treatments.

Awards and recognition

When it comes to stroke patients, every second counts. Getting them to the right place, at the right time, matters.

According to the American Heart Association:

  • The American Stroke Association with its Get with the Guidelines™, Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.
  • Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhages should be transferred to a high volume center (> 35 aSAH annually) with experienced cerebrovascular surgeons, endovascular specialists and multidisciplinary neurocritical care services available 24/7
  • Intracranial hemorrhage patients should be managed at high-volume centers with neurosurgical and neurocritical care

Covenant Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

As a designated comprehensive stroke center we provide

  • Designated ICU beds for complex stroke patients
  • 24/7 on-site neuro-intensivist coverage
  • 24/7 neurology services
  • 24/7 neurointerventional services including anuerysm coiling and thrombectomy available
  • Care for multiple complex stroke patients at once
  • Ability to provide carotid artery stenting
  • Ability to provide carotid endartectomy
  • Participation in patient-centered IRB research