Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S, and the leading cause of long-term disability in adults. However, when a stroke is recognized and treated quickly, patients have a much better chance for the best possible recovery.
Learn the signs of stroke
Legacy's stroke program is nationally recognized for helping people survive strokes and improve their quality of life afterwards. In fact, the The Joint Commission and the American Heart and Stroke Association have designated our hospitals among the best in the United States for stroke care.
Learn more about Legacy's certification and recognition.
BrainPath: New hope for hemorrhagic stroke patients
Legacy Emanuel is one of 11 U.S. hospitals and the only one in the Northwest to offer BrainPath, a revolutionary new way to treat the most serious kind of stroke while preserving brain function, which was previously thought impossible. This new technique offers hope of a better recovery for the approximately 100,000 people in the U.S. who are affected by hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke, often deep in the brain. Learn more about BrainPath.
Advanced, comprehensive stroke care
All of our five adult hospitals are accredited stroke centers. We work closely with Emergency Medical Services throughout northern Oregon and southwest Washington to help identify stroke patients and get them to treatment quickly and safely. To give patients the best chance for a full recovery, rehabilitation begins before patients even leave the hospital.
Legacy Emanuel offers 24-7 advanced stroke care for the most complex and serious strokes, including hemorrhagic stroke. Patients benefit from proven minimally invasive treatments, and a dedicated neuro-intensive care unit with the most comprehensive brain monitoring equipment in the region.
Our specialized stroke care includes:
- A highly trained specialized stroke team
- Minimally invasive neurointerventional radiology expertise
- Advanced imaging and diagnostics
- A state-of-the art, dedicated neuro-intensive care unit at Legacy Emanuel
- Specialized stroke units at all our hospitals
- Rehabilitation services
- Discharge planning and education to help patients transition to rehabilitation or home
- Support groups to help patients during and after treatment
Our neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventional radiologists and specially trained nurses and therapists work closely together to ensure patients receive the most advanced care. Our program is led by our medical director, recognized neurologist and stroke specialist Paul R. Ash, M.D.