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Stroke Treatment at Covenant Medical Center Comprehensive Stroke Center

Our world-class experts at the Comprehensive Stroke Center treat you like family – because that’s who you are.

1407.5 miles away

Stroke Treatment at Covenant Medical Center Comprehensive Stroke Center

Our world-class experts at the Comprehensive Stroke Center treat you like family – because that’s who you are.

1407.5 miles away

More About Strokes

A stroke happens when blood to the brain is blocked or there is bleeding in the brain. These conditions can lead to a lack of oxygen to the brain, killing cells and possibly causing brain damage. A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment.

Women are more at risk of having a stroke than men, and the risk also increases with age. Improving your overall health by getting exercise, losing weight and lowering your blood pressure may reduce your risk.

Personalized Treatment for Your Stroke

No two patients are the same. This is why your care team works with you to design a treatment plan based specifically on your needs. It includes everything from diagnosis to post-treatment support and prevention of future strokes. Your care plan may include one or more of the following:

  • 24/7 interventional radiology
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Clipping and coiling (for brain aneurysm)
  • Craniotomy
  • Mechanical thrombectomy

Why Choose Us for Your Stroke Care?

We’re the first – and only – Comprehensive Stroke Center in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. This prestigious accreditation recognizes our ability to offer the best stroke care available. In addition to outstanding outcomes, here are three more reasons to trust us with your stroke care:

If you’ve had a stroke, we work with you after your emergency treatment to find out why it happened. Since a stroke affects the heart and brain, our cardiologists and specialized vascular neurologists work together to build a personalized treatment plan for you. We are the only local hospital with neurointerventionalist physicians who specialize in minimally invasive procedures, available 24/7 to treat you. Procedures include round-the-clock brain aneurysm coiling, which blocks blood flow into the aneurysm and needs to be done quickly to be effective. We also have a neurological intensive care unit (ICU) and fellowship-trained neuro-critical care neurologists.

We provide dedicated nurse navigation care for all patients recovering from a stroke to maximize quality of life during and after treatment. Our nurse navigators help coordinate your care with your primary care physician, follow up with you during your recovery and help handle insurance issues. If you need skilled nursing care, navigators can help you and your family make the right arrangements.

Covenant Medical Center’s Comprehensive Stroke Center offers options and hope to patients seeking the most advanced therapies for their stroke or other neurological condition. We’re the only hospital in the region invited to participate in NIH StrokeNet. As our patient, you can take part in these small and large clinical trials and research studies that advance treatment, prevention and recovery following a stroke. Such groundbreaking research and innovation translates to better care – and a better life – for you and your loved ones.

Awards and Certifications

Covenant Medical Center is the first and only Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) in the Panhandle Plains and Eastern New Mexico region. CSC is the highest stroke certification available. We are proud to have earned the following recognitions for our dedication to our stroke patients:

*The Comprehensive Stroke Center certification indicates that a health care facility meets the highest level of stroke care and expertise. See Covenant Medical Center Comprehensive Stroke Center’s performance metrics.

Supporting Our Stroke Patients

We offer key support to help you and your loved ones through your treatment journey as comfortably as possible. Services include:

  • Chaplain services
  • Community education classes
  • Counseling
  • Financial counseling
  • Interpreter services
  • Nurse navigation services
  • Nutrition services
  • Palliative care
  • Pharmacy services
  • Social work services
  • Support groups

Part of Covenant Health

The people of West Texas and eastern New Mexico have trusted Covenant with their care for more than 100 years. We are leading the way in compassionate care and neuroscience innovation.

  • We perform the largest local number of WATCHMAN device implants in the region, which help prevent countless strokes among the people of our community.
  • If you need stroke care, we are only stroke center in the region, so you’ll get the most comprehensive, expert treatment and rehabilitation.
  • We are part of the Providence family, so as our patient, you benefit from an extensive collaborative network.