Advanced care for brain, spine and neck conditions

  • Patient-centered care team providing individualized treatment for brain and neurological conditions, including specialized stroke care
  • Solutions for treating long-term health conditions as well as intervention to prevent future progression
  • Use of modern techniques, to give you a highly accurate diagnosis
  • Outstanding critical care for neurovascular patients

Whether you're looking for solutions to help with a long-term brain or neurological condition like Parkinson’s disease or memory loss—or you need to find a specialist who can help you restore your mobility—you deserve quality care in the treatment of your brain, spine or neck condition.

The Heart & Brain Center at Sierra Campus

Specialized Care When You Need It Most.

The Hospitals of Providence is proud to introduce The Heart & Brain Center as our newest commitment to treating patients with cardiovascular and neurological conditions in the El Paso region. For decades, The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus, a Comprehensive Stroke Center, has delivered award winning cardiac and neurology care to patients in our region. The new Heart & Brain Center is a comprehensive, multi-department and systematic approach to caring for patients who are experiencing a wide array of issues involving the heart and the brain. The specialized teams at The Heart & Brain Center at Sierra Campus work together from the time the patient arrives at the hospital (and prior to arrival through communication with EMS), up until the time of discharge, and throughout the coordination of additional resources that the patient may need including rehabilitation and support groups. This level of care, combined with a multitude of clinical designations and accreditations, is a first in our region.

Comprehensive Stroke Center

The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus has earned designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, assuring patients that it follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve the outcomes of the most complex stroke cases. This designation confirms that Sierra Campus has developed successful initiatives on stroke prevention, rehabilitation, education, community awareness and research with positive outcomes.

What does this mean to our community?

According to research, it has been demonstrated that people with hemorrhagic strokes are more likely to survive if they are treated a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Comprehensive Stroke Centers are have the equipment and personnel to deal with the most severe strokes. Additionally, Comprehensive Stroke Centers offer around-the-clock neurological clinical care and neurosurgeon access to ensure high quality care and better health care outcomes.

To learn more about strokes, visit our Stroke Education page by clicking here.

Brain & Neuro Care

At The Hospitals of Providence, you have access to a specialized care team, dedicated exclusively to the treatment of brain and neurological conditions, including 24/7 access to stroke care through The Regional Neuroscience Institute. Our brain and neurology specialists include experienced neurosurgeons, neurologists and certified nurses.

In addition, we offer advanced neurodiagnostic imaging at conveniently located facilities, as well as our Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Center, where we use beams of highly focused gamma rays to treat tumors and lesions. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques that promote faster recovery times. Some conditions that we treat include:

  • Strokes and mini-strokes
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Head and neck vascular injuries
  • Spinal injuries and compression fractures
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Uncontrolled nose bleeds
  • Diseases and conditions that can lead to stroke

We also offer dedicated inpatient care for neurovascular patients in our eight-bed intensive care unit, fully equipped with advanced monitoring, mechanical ventilation and related intensive care support systems for people who need around-the-clock care.

Neuro ICU

The Neuro ICU at Sierra Campus, is equipped with 12 private beds and designed to provide highly specialized care for neurological conditions such as stroke, seizure, and neurovascular disorders.

Within the Neuro ICU, we also dedicated two beds to establish El Paso’s first and only Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. This unit is specifically designed to treat and diagnose epilepsy patients. The rooms are furnished with fixed Video-EEG monitoring equipment to provide continuous observation.

Awards & Recognitions

Sierra Campus

  • Comprehensive Stroke Center – Dert Norske Veritas
  • Get With The Guidelines - Target Stroke Gold Plus Award
  • Primary Stroke Center – The Joint Commission

East Campus

  • Get With The Guidelines - Target Stroke Gold Plus Award
  • Primary Stroke Center – The Joint Commission

Memorial Campus

  • Primary Stroke Center – The Joint Commission

Transmountain Campus

  • Get With The Guidelines - Target Stroke Gold Plus Award

Additional Resources

More Information

Location Clues for Headaches

When your head hurts, you only want the pain to GO AWAY. See the head locations indicated for possible causes and treatments. If headaches persist, talk with a doctor.

Eye Area

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Cluster Headache

Symptoms: frequently develops during sleep and also have tearing in the eye, nasal congestion, face flushed. May last for several hours.

Causes: alcoholic beverages, excessive smoking

Treatment: oxygen; ergotamine; sumatriptan, intranasal anesthetic

Eye Strain

Symptoms: bilateral pain in the front of the head

Causes: muscle imbalance, uncorrected vision, astigmatism

Treatment: corrected vision

Frontal Area

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Fasting Headache

Symptoms: mild to moderately intense pain, diffused (not pulsing)

Causes: insufficient food or hydration

Treatment: eating (may take up to 72 hours for pain to subside)

One Side of Head

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Migraine With or Without Aura

Symptoms with aura: warning signs such as visual disturbance or arm or leg numbness; after warning, severe pain

Symptoms without aura: no warning signs; severe, one-sided throbbing pain, may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, cold hands, sensitivity to light and sound

Causes: may be hereditary, food-induced, hormonal, excessive hunger, change in altitude, weather, lights, excessive smoking, stress

Treatment: medication may be effective for migraines with aura; when pain begins, use ice packs, products with caffeine, ergotamine, prescribed medications or steroids; please see a doctor if you have migraines

Nasal Area

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Sinus Headache

Symptoms: gnawing pain that often increases throughout the day

Causes: infection, nasal polyps or other blockage such as a deviated septum

Treatment: aspirin; acetaminophen; NSAIDs; antibiotics

General / All Over

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Fever Headache

Symptoms: pain that accompanies fever

Causes: infection swelling of the blood vessels in the head

Treatment: aspirin; acetaminophen; NSAIDs; antibiotics

Hangover Headache

Symptoms: throbbing pain and nausea

Causes: alcohol (dilates and irritates blood vessels in the brain and surrounding tissue)

Treatment: liquids (including broth); fructose such as honey or tomato juice)

Hunger Headache

Symptoms: pain before mealtime

Causes: skipping or delayed meals, low blood sugar, muscle tension

Treatment: regular, nourishing meals with adequate protein and complex carbohydrates

Hypertension Headache

Symptoms: generalized or ‘hairband’ area pain that is most severe in the morning, diminishing during the day

Causes: severe hypertension

Treatment: managing blood pressure levels, such as with medication



National Headache Foundation