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Stroke Services

The Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center

The Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center is one of the largest stroke centers in the nation, and it is also one of the most accomplished. 

As a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) as certified by the DNV GL Healthcare USA, the Erlanger Regional Stroke Center is able to significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients by offering more treatment options and by adhering to high national standards and guidelines.

Our outcomes also reflect leadership and clinical innovation that’s getting global attention. At the 2015 International Stroke Conference, the Southeast Regional Stroke Center was recognized for leading worldwide clinical research that proved interventional stroke care – the type of care provided exclusively in this region by Erlanger – is definitively the new standard of care for stroke. Of all participating hospitals in the worldwide clinical trial, Erlanger achieved the best overall outcomes and the fastest treatment times.

As a patient, you benefit from:

  • 24/7 rapid-response stroke team
  • 24/7 neuro imaging services
  • Region's only Neuro Intensive Care Unit
  • Neuro-interventional radiologists
  • Dedicated Stroke Center Medical Director & Coordinator
  • The latest clinical research stroke trials

A Comprehensive Stroke Center

Erlanger is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) by DNV GL Healthcare USA, Inc. This means we are equipped with the personnel, infrastructure, and expertise to diagnose and treat stroke patients who require intensive medical and surgical care, specialized tests, or interventional therapies. A CSC delivers the highest quality of care to the most complex cases offering evidence based treatments with cutting edge research protocols.

Erlanger Awarded for Comprehensive Stroke Care

What is the Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award and how did Erlanger achieve it?
Treating patients to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association® for 2 consecutive calendar years or more.

2023 Get with the Guidelines seal

Additional honors achieved

Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite
Hospitals achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy ≤60 minutes in 85% of eligible patients AND 50% of eligible patients treated in equal to or less than 30 minutes to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

Advanced Therapy
Hospitals achieving Door to Needle & Door to Device in ≤90 minutes in 50% of patients arriving directly and Door to Needle & Door to Device in ≤60 minutes in 50% of transfer patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Stroke
Hospitals that qualify for Silver level or higher achievement award in Get With The Guidelines—Stroke and achieve an “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score of ≥80%.

Related Services

Erlanger Hypertension Management Center

Cardiology Services

Coverage Area

With the help of LifeForce air ambulance the Southeast Regional Stroke Center serves patients in a 5,500-mile area.