South Texas Health System McAllen Opens Dedicated Stroke Unit to Provide Specialized Care to Stroke Patients Following Critical Care

Thursday, June 8, 2023
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New cases of strokes have been increasing in the United States, particularly among younger to middle-aged adults, according to the American Heart Association. In the Rio Grande Valley, the overall case load at South Texas Health System’s acute care facilities and freestanding emergency departments has risen since 2021, with a 20% increase in stroke patient admissions at its hospitals.

To meet the increasing need while continuing to improve the quality of care provided to its stroke patients, South Texas Health System McAllen, home to a Comprehensive Stroke Center that provides the highest level of stroke care to community members, has officially opened a dedicated stroke unit aimed at providing concentrated care to patients following their treatment in the facility’s intensive care unit or dedicated neurointervention cath lab.

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