Comprehensive Stroke Care Near You

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911 Know the Signs of Stroke: Act F.A.S.T. & Call 911!


  • Face – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech – Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred?
  • Time – If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately.

About Our Stroke Program

Overview

Lee Memorial Health System is a national, DNV-accredited leader in stroke care. We have a dedicated team specializing in stroke treatment and available 24/7 for our patients. Our system offers an accredited specialty stroke rehabilitation program as well as providing care to homebound, rural and underserved areas via telemedicine.

Our system is home to two Primary Stroke Centers and a Comprehensive Stroke Center, including:

This means that our community now has 24/7/365 access to stroke care, including lifesaving neurointerventional procedures like stents and coiling for brain aneurysms and stroke.

Primary Stroke Center
Take care of most cases of ischemic - blood vessel blockage - types of stroke
Acces to neurosurgery within 2 hours
Sends comples patients to a Comprehensive Stroke Center
Comprehensive Stroke Center
Cares for all types of stroke patients, including hemorrhagic - or bleeding strokes, such as those caused by brain aneurysms
24/7 access to minimally invasive endovascular neurointerventional procedures to treat stroke
Dedicated neuroscience intensive care unit of stroke patients
On-site neurological availability 24/7 with the ability to perform complex procedures
Receives patients from the Primary Stroke Centers

Our Stroke Team

Lee Memorial Health System has a dedicated team of endovascular neurosurgeons and neurointerventaional radiologists specializing in the treament of stroke. They include:


Cutting-Edge Technology

Lee Memorial Health System uses leading-edge technology to treat our patients, including:

  • Gulf Coast Medical Center now has a state-of-the-art Siemens Artis Q biplane for interventional imaging
  • HealthPark Medical Center also has a biplane, which provides an option for our physicians to perform procedures there in case a patient is unable to travel to Gulf Coast Medical Center
  • All four hospitals have a 128-slice CT scanner, which quickly scans the whole body and provides sharp 3D images of any organ.
  • Lee Memorial Health System uses a technology called telemedicine to ensure rapid assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke patients when a neurologist is not immediately available in the Emergency Department.


Other Features of our Care


Quality & Best Practices

Lee Memorial Health System hospitals incorporate national best practices to improve door-to-needle time. Door-to-needle refers to the interval between a patient's arrival to the hospital and the start of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) treatment. The national standard is 60 minutes and the best stroke centers in the nation average 30-40 minutes.

Gulf Coast Medical Center averages 30-40 minutes door-to-needle. Cape Coral Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital are well within the national standard.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Stroke Care at 239-343-3800.