Baptist Health System is proud to offer the city's first Brain & Stroke Network, providing lifesaving stroke treatment close to home. We're the first hospital system in San Antonio to offer a Comprehensive Stroke facility at St. Luke’s Baptist
Hospital, providing the highest level of stroke care available. We also have Thrombectomy-capable centers at Northeast Baptist Hospital and soon at Baptist Medical Center. Our other facilities are Primary Stroke Center certified, making us qualified
to treat you quickly and according to the best stroke practices.
Comprehensive Stroke Center
The Comprehensive Stroke Center program is the most rigorous certification for stroke facilities, designed for hospitals that have the specific ability to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. This is the highest level of accreditation for
stroke treatment centers.
St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital is Baptist Health System's Comprehensive Stroke Center and is the first
in San Antonio to offer the highest level of stroke care available, offering the utmost in critical stroke care before, during and after treatment.
Comprehensive Stroke Center capabilities (includes Primary and Primary Plus capabilities):
Acute management of subdural hematomas with craniotomy
Acute management of ruptured and unruptured cerebral aneurysms
Diagnosis and/or embolization of AVMs
Advanced Imaging Capabilities
General & Vascular Neurology Services
Advanced Cranial and Spinal Neurosurgery Services
Cranial/skull based services: Neuro Trauma, Neuro-onc. Pituitary
Primary Plus Stroke Centers meet rigorous standards for performing endovascular thrombectomy and offering advanced post-procedural care.
Northeast Baptist Hospital is in pursuit of Primary Plus Stroke designation, providing access to clot-busting drugs and expert stroke care.
Primary Plus Stroke Center capabilities (includes Primary Stroke capabilities):
Mechanical Thrombectomy capable for acute management of large vessel occlusion ischemic stroke
Diagnostic catheter angiography
Elective revascularization of large cerebral vessel stenosis with stenting
Acute management of cerebral vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage
Neurodiagnostics- routine and continuous EEG monitoring
Designated ICU beds for complex stroke patients
Primary Stroke Center
The Joint Commission offers different levels of certification for stroke facilities. We're proud to be the first hospital system in San Antonio to have five of our area hospitals achieve Primary Stroke Center Certification.
The following Baptist
Hospital locations are accredited Primary Stroke Centers:
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