Expert physicians and advanced technology have earned the Stroke Center at Prisma Health Richland Hospital accreditation as an Advanced Certification Comprehensive Stroke Center from The Joint Commission.
Time is critical when it comes to a stroke. Our team is on-site 24/7, with a multidisciplinary program of care and leading-edge approach for stroke patients.
Six-year-old Marcus Williams suffered a stroke and seizure as a result his moyamoya disease. Catherine McClung-Smith, MD, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Prisma Health, helped to get him back to himself quickly with less risk for future strokes.
Tonya Williams was sleeping when she fell off the bed. Thankfully, her youngest daughter saw her on the floor and woke her up. Not able to move or speak clearly, Tonya came to the horrifying realization she had suffered a stroke.
James Rawl had just finished lunch at a restaurant when he became choked. Even though James didn’t think anything was wrong, his mother recognized the signs of stroke and called 9-1-1.
Anil Yallapragada, MD, Stroke Center medical director, discusses what a stroke is and its causes. If you see any of these signs, it’s important to BE FAST seeking care – because with strokes, seconds matter.
Prisma Health Richland Hospital has been honored with the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Plus, recognizing our commitment to success and quality care.
Prisma Health is committed to participating in sophisticated clinical trials to better the outcomes of stroke patients everywhere. View our current trials »
If you or someone with you experiences signs of a stroke, call 911 immediately.
For transfers, call 1-800-75 SHOCK (1-800-757-4625).
For program information, please contact Laura Hammonds.
Our stroke team neurologists are all faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
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Our overall compliance with the American Heart Associations’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures are above 85%.
Serious complication rates for symptomatic carotid endarterectomy and carotid arterial stenting are better than national average.
Serious complication rates for diagnostic angiograms are better than national average.
The stroke team at Prisma Health is often referred to as the "Brain Attack Team". We are ready to treat victims of stroke and other abnormal vascularities of the brain 24/7.
We are experts in treating all types of strokes and related brain conditions, including:
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