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.

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

Women Have a Higher Risk of Stroke

Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in women and kills more women than men. In fact, one in five women has a stroke.

The higher stroke risk in women may be due to:

  • Atrial fibrillation – This increases stroke risk among women over age 75 by 20 percent.
  • Migraines with aura –Migraine with aura is associated with ischemic stroke in younger women, particularly if they smoke or use oral contraceptives. Smokers with migraines accompanied by aura should quit immediately.
  • High Blood Pressure - While you may have had normal blood pressure most of your life as a woman, your chances of developing high blood pressure increase considerably after menopause. In fact, women that are just 20 pounds or more overweight, have a family history of high BP or have reached menopause are known to have an increased risk.
  • Hormone replacement therapy – This type of therapy should never be used to prevent stroke in post-menopausal women.
  • Birth control pills – Birth control pills have become much safer over time, but women who are already at risk of stroke should take extra precautions. Get screened for high blood pressure before the pill is prescribed. And never smoke while taking oral contraceptives.
  • Pregnancy –The risk of stroke in pregnant women is 21 per 100,000, with the highest stroke risk during the third trimester and post-partum. Those with high blood pressure should be treated with medications and monitored closely.
  • Preeclampsia – This is high blood pressure that develops during pregnancy. Preeclampsia doubles the risk of stroke later in life. If you have any history of hypertension, talk to your healthcare provider about taking low-dose aspirin starting in the second trimester.

Because of the high stroke risk in women, it’s important to take care of yourself; know & manage your blood pressure, get lots of rest, eat the right foods and be physically active. And don’t smoke!

American Heart Association: https://www.stroke.org/en/about-stroke/stroke-risk-factors/women-have-a-higher-risk-of-stroke