The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus once again nationally designated as a Comprehensive Stroke CenterSep 14, 2021
EL PASO, TX – The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus has once again been nationally designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV, for offering the most advanced stroke capabilities and highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events.
The Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on rigorous standards set forth by the American Stroke Association and the Brain Attack Coalition, affirming the hospital provides the full spectrum of stroke care - diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and education - offering stroke patients the highest level of care available and attributing to the best outcomes. The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes.
“Our comprehensive stroke team is committed to ensuring our stroke patients have the best possible outcomes,” said Dr. Gustavo Rodriguez, Professor and Vice Chair in the department of Neurology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, specializing in vascular neurology and interventional neurology and Medical Director for The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus Comprehensive Stroke Center. “Certifications of this magnitude recognize the hospital and team for being amongst the best to treat stroke patients and provide the full spectrum of care they need in one setting.”
The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus continues to invest in Neurology Services, expanding the care available to the El Paso region. Recognized as a brain and heart center, the Sierra Campus recently invested $1 million for its new 128-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner, advancing cardiology and neurology imaging. Recently, the hospital was also the first in the region to perform the first Medtronic Pipeline Shield procedure, for the treatment of certain wide-neck intracranial aneurysms.
“This is an incredible achievement for our team and a reflection of Sierra Campus’ reputation for excellence in patient care,” said Rob J. Anderson, Chief Executive Officer for The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus. “We are proud to be improving the lives of stroke patients every day by offering the most advanced care and returning our patients to the life and activities that they love. We are committed to providing El Pasoans advanced stroke care close to home.”
The Sierra Campus offers an extensive program to provide and care for stroke patients through the entire treatment plan. From the time a stroke patient arrives in the emergency room, a dedicated team is ready to begin life-saving care. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, also certified in stroke care by the Commission on Accrediting Rehabilitation Facilities, provides stroke patients with advanced rehabilitative care and expertise to promote recovery and increase functionality. Additionally, the Sierra Campus continuously offers stroke prevention education to the community through various community events and hosts a virtual Stroke Support Group for caregivers and survivors the second Wednesday of every month.