Stroke Center

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Work with experts who can quickly identify, treat and manage a stroke. 

If you think you are experiencing a stroke,

call  911

A stroke is a medical emergency. New treatments and interventions are now available that may reverse or reduce the effects of a stroke if given early enough. Our team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to evaluate and treat patients during a stroke emergency and provide high-quality care to support recovery. 

We use the latest clot-busting treatments — including the Solitaire FR Device. Learn more about our stroke and specialty services

Knowing the risk factors, signs and symptoms of a stroke can help save someone’s life. Learn more about stroke/TIA risk factors.

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of a stroke/TIA. 

Caring for A Stroke Patient – Penn State Stroke Center 

Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

There are three types of certification for stroke centers in the United States — Primary, Comprehensive and Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals. There are many Primary Stroke Centers across the U.S., but there are far fewer Comprehensive Stroke Centers that meet the distinguished criteria. 

Penn State Stroke Center is one of only seven health care facilities in Pennsylvania, and the only one in Central Pennsylvania, to achieve status as a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. 

Learn more about Penn State’s Comprehensive Stroke Center designation.

Watch a short video about stroke center certification.

Quality Stroke Care

Penn State Health is one of the premier academic medical centers in the northeast. We are committed to a bold new vision of health care — and to the people, partnerships and progressive technologies that bring this vision to life.

We have been widely recognized in numerous national and regional rankings for quality, patient safety, and physician and nursing excellence. Learn more about our Stroke Quality Measures.

Hospital Compare

Make an appointment

To schedule a visit, call

800-243-1455.

Recognize the signs of a stroke!

BE FAST: B - Balance loss. E-Eyesight changes. F-Face drooping. A-Arm weakness. S-Speech difficulty. T-Time to call 911

To find Stroke Awareness Month information and events, click on BE FAST.

Inspired Together: 

Terry's story: His love of God and country helped him recover after stroke