Level I — Stroke
JPS is now a Comprehensive Level I Stroke Center, certified and designated by the State of Texas to provide the highest quality of care available for stroke patients.
Continuing to improve care for stroke patients, researchers at JPS are examining post-stroke care to see if patients would benefit from starting physical therapy sooner.
Stents for strokes: New procedure being done at JPS hospital
The most serious stroke cases, ones where clots block blood flow to the brain, can now receive critical, time-sensitive treatment at John Peter Smith Hospital.
JPS Health Network has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Silver Plus quality achievement award and been named to the organization’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus.
Elevating Stroke Care
Use of the clot-busting drug tPA at JPS has increased 333 percent in the last five years and is now administered to more stroke patients who might benefit from it, raising their odds of surviving stroke without severe disability.