The Barrow Difference
Stroke Prevention Clinic
The Petznick Stroke Center offers a monthly Stroke Prevention Clinic to help individuals understand and manage their risk factors. Each patient receives an in-depth assessment, educational materials, and access to additional support and resources for managing their stroke risk.
The Petznick Stroke Center is nationally certified by The Joint Commission. Additionally, we hold a Primary Stroke Center certification from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
This certification recognizes hospitals with state-of-the-art infrastructure, experienced staff with unique education, and competency standards to receive and treat patients with strokes. It is a testament to our ability meet stroke center standards and requirements. These include advanced imaging capabilities and 24/7 availability of subspecialized treatment.
Our Stroke Center also received 2020 Get With The Guidelines Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. They included the Gold Plus Quality Achievement, Target: Stroke Honor Roll, and Target: Stroke Advanced Therapy awards. These top honors highlight our adherence to achievement measures and our commitment to reducing treatment times.
Neuro-Rehabilitation & Neuro-Robotics
Neuro-rehabilitation is key to stroke recovery. Our CARF-accredited Neuro-Rehabilitation Center offers inpatient, outpatient, and transitional rehabilitation programs. We proudly lead the neuro-rehabilitation industry in the use of neuro-robotics. These cutting-edge technologies have allowed patients to reach new heights in function and independence.
The Barrow Difference – Stroke Program
At the Petznick Stroke Center, we offer the complete spectrum of stroke care—from the pre-hospital setting to reintegration into the community after stroke. Our comprehensive services and multidisciplinary team approach allow us to meet the unique needs of each patient.
Our 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)
Mobile Stroke Unit
Barrow is home to the first mobile stroke unit in the country to operate around the clock in a city with a population greater than 1 million. We launched the Barrow Emergency Stroke Treatment Unit in 2017 in partnership with the Phoenix Fire Department. Their 911 dispatchers deploy the unit whenever they receive a call about a possible stroke within the unit’s response radius.
Our mobile stroke unit is staffed with a trained stroke team and functions like an emergency room on wheels. It is equipped with a portable lab, computed tomography (CT) scanner, and clot-dissolving drugs. The stroke team connects with an on-call vascular neurologist via telemedicine and can begin treatment on scene.
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