Expert physicians and advanced technology have earned the Prisma Health Stroke Center accreditation as an Advanced Certification Primary 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.
Anil Yallapragada, MD, medical director at the Palmetto Health Stroke Center and a physician with Palmetto Health-USC Neurology, 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.
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 Amanda Cotter.
Prisma Health Richland Hospital has been honored with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award and Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll for stroke care, recognizing our commitment to success and quality care.
Leading research and clinical trials
Prisma Health is committed to participating in sophisticated clinical trials to better the outcomes of stroke patients everywhere. View our current trials »
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: