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Stroke Program Outcomes

Temple University Hospital's Stroke Program has achieved national recognition for its high success rate in treating complex stroke patients.

Our medical team uses advanced imaging techniques to rapidly characterize a stroke and initiate life-saving treatment — whether it is thrombolytic therapy, emergency surgery or endovascular intervention.

We then smoothly transition patients into an appropriately customized rehabilitation program that includes:

  • Speech, language and occupational therapy
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Social workers and pharmacists
  • Assistance with home care and devices

Temple University Hospital Designations and Stats

Temple University Hospital is one of four Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the region, certified by The Joint Commission.

Did You Know?

  • Our Stroke Program cared for 553 patients in 2020.
  • For 12% of our ischemic stroke patients, we intervened with intravenous clot-busting medication and 13% were treated with intra-arterial clot retrieval devices, which surpassed the national average of 10%. For patients who arrived within hours of their symptom onset, treatment resulted in improved functional independent outcomes.
  • For patients with brain aneurysms, we provide surgical clipping or intra-arterial coiling procedures.
  • Procedures such as carotid endarterectomy, carotid stents and carotid angioplasty are performed to prevent a stroke or a reoccurring stroke by opening up blocked or narrowed arteries.
  • 39% of our stroke patients were able to be discharged home while 33% were discharged to an acute rehabilitation facility.

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Achievements

  • 2019 Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll
  • 2020 Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll
  • 2021 Gold Plus Quality Award & Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite

If you think you or a loved is having a stoke, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Request an appointment online or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) to see a Temple specialist for a stroke risk assessment or for follow-up care.