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Petznick Stroke Center

At a Glance: The Petznick Stroke Center

Best-in-class stroke care, exhaustive research to find new ways to both treat and prevent stroke, and a steadfast planting of seeds for stroke prevention through risk factor awareness.

At the Petznick Stroke Center, we’re dedicated to these pillars of stroke stewardship and vigilance—and our accolades underscore this.

Our Center cares for more stroke victims than any other center in the Southwestern U.S. Additionally, we’re the Southwest’s leading stroke research center: our team conducts more clinical treatment and prevention research trials than any other institution in the region. Our Center has met the rigorous standards for designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, in partnership with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

From pre-hospital settings to reintegration into community after a stroke, the Petznick Stroke Center offers a complete spectrum of care for you or your loved one.

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Learn More About the Petznick Stroke Center

  • Medical Professionals – Transfer a Stroke Patient: To request immediate transfer of a stroke patient, call 1-844-BNI-XFER (844-264-9337) 
  • Non-Urgent Stroke Information Line: For non-urgent stroke questions and inquiries, call (602) 406-8272
  • Acute Stroke Referrals or Questions: Please call (602) 406-8272
  • If you think you may be having a stroke, dial 9-1-1
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BE FAST – Know the Signs of Stroke

If you notice any of the stroke symptoms above in yourself or a loved one, do not wait. Call 911.
Si usted nota alguno de los síntomas de derrames cerebrales en usted o en un ser querido, no espere. Llame al 911.

The Barrow Difference

Our Center holds a Primary Stroke Center certification from the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, which recognizes hospitals with state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff with specialized education, and competency standards to receive and treat stroke patients, including 24/7 availability of subspecialized treatment with advanced imaging capabilities.  

In addition, our Center received the 2023 Get With The Guidelines Awards from the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association. We voluntarily enter our clinical data into the Get With The Guidelines public reporting website to report individual case outcomes at our hospital. 

Our agile and robust team of specialists include:

  • Board-Certified Vascular Neurologists
  • Care Coordinators
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeons
  • Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurses (CNRN)
  • Endovascular Neurosurgeons
  • Interventional Neurologist
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Speech Therapists
  • Stroke Certified Registered Nurses (SCRN)

Neuro-Rehabilitation & Neuro-Robotics

We’re proud to be home to the first mobile stroke unit to operate around the clock in a city with a population greater than 1 million. Our mobile stroke unit functions like an emergency room on wheels: it’s staffed with a trained team and comes equipped with a portable lab, computed tomography (CT) scanner, and clot-dissolving drugs. The mobile unit stroke team can even begin treatment on the scene after connecting with an on-call vascular neurologist.

The Barrow Emergency Stroke Treatment Unit was launched in 2017 in partnership with the Phoenix Fire Department and their dutiful 911 dispatchers, who deploy our mobile stroke unit whenever they intercept a call about a possible stroke within the unit’s response radius.

Neuro-Rehabilitation and Neuro-Robotics

Neuro-rehabilitation is key to stroke recovery. Our CARF-accredited Neuro-Rehabilitation Center offers inpatient, outpatient, and transitional rehabilitation programs.

We also lead the neuro-rehabilitation industry in the use of neuro-robotics; cutting-edge technologies that have allowed patients to reach new and unpredicted heights in function and independence. 

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"I was looking at a computer laptop at a face of a neurologist. They got me to the Petznick Center and took care of me. Within minutes, I was in a CAT scan and got a life-saving medication. I didn’t realize until later how serious it was. Thank God I was in their hands."

"Detour" Dan Beach Petznick Stroke Center patient



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Support & Wellness


Richard Flores: From a Stroke at 30,000 Feet to Lifesaving Care in Under 90 Minutes

Richard Flores: From a Stroke at 30,000 Feet to Lifesaving Care in Under 90 Minutes

How tPA is Used to Treat Ischemic Stroke

How tPA is Used to Treat Ischemic Stroke

How the Barrow Mobile Stroke Unit Works

How the Barrow Mobile Stroke Unit Works

Dr. Andrew Ducruet Talks Strokes with ABC15

Dr. Andrew Ducruet Talks Strokes with ABC15

Minding What Matters Most

Minding What Matters Most

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Contact Us

Call (602) 406-8272 for information about referrals, appointments, and non-emergency requests