Stroke Care

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It’s the main cause of adult disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.

Get with the Gold Plus Award

Recognized Stroke Care Program

Pardee UNC Health Care has a strong track record of quality and excellence in stroke care and received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award since 2017. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Additionally, our program has been recognized by Healthgrades as a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke (2016).

Working Together for You

It’s extremely important to identify and treat a stroke as quickly as possible, which is why Pardee UNC Health Care has a dedicated stroke care team. This team of physicians, nurses, other clinicians and support staff are highly trained to care for stroke patients quickly, effectively and compassionately.

Our multidisciplinary stroke team works to reduce the lasting impact of stroke by providing prompt evaluation and treatment of stroke symptoms. The goal is rapid treatment to minimize disability. The stroke services care team at Pardee includes:

  • Henderson County EMS
  • Emergency Department Physicians
  • Neurologists
  • Radiologists
  • Radiology staff
  • Hospitalists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech-Language Therapists, as well as other members of the Rehabilitation Team
  • Care Coordinators
  • Specially-Trained Nurse Professionals
  • Dietitians
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Laboratory

Not only will you find immediate support from every member of the team utilizing the latest technology to evaluate you and determine the best treatment options, but they’ll also work with you to provide expert follow-up care.

Advanced Technology and Treatments

When a stroke occurs, every second counts. Our stroke team is trained to diagnose and treat these types of stroke quickly and effectively. Treatment options include:

  • Assessment by trained Neurologists Anticoagulants
  • Antiplatelets
  • CT Scan using advanced imaging solutions to guide therapy options
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Clot-Dissolving Intravenous Medications


Every stroke patient will also meet with a Care Coordinator who will work with your care team to ensure you are getting the continued help you need through rehabilitation, home care, fitness experts or nutrition experts.

Stroke Seminar

Pardee becomes the first Stroke Capable Hospital