Covenant Stroke Program

Every minute counts when it comes to strokes. This is why the Covenant HealthCare Stroke Program is designed to provide extraordinary care in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of strokes. Because when it comes to your brain, we make the most of every minute and provide you with the immediate care you need to improve your overall quality of life. We’ll do what it takes to improve your odds for recovery from a stroke; to save your brain and your ability to walk, talk, see, reach and feel.

The Covenant Stroke Program delivers an extraordinary continuum of care.

Delivering better outcomes is our pursuit. That's why we are the leaders in stroke care. The Covenant Stroke Program is equipped with an expert team, advanced technologies and cutting-edge treatment. So you can get the extraordinary care you need from diagnosis to recovery.

Our Stroke Team includes:

  • Physicians, nurses, and ancillary personnel specially trained in stroke care 
  • Neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neurointerventional radiologists (on call 24 hours, 7 days a week)
  • Nurse practitioner-coordinator
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapists, including our rehabilitation facility staffed with a neuropsychologist and physiatrist
  • Stroke certified nurses (American Association of Neuroscience Nurses - AANN)

Our advanced technologies include:

  • 64-slice CT scan
  • Air ambulance transport system
  • Angiography suites
  • MRI equipment
  • Neuroscience step-down unit
  • Specialty neuro-critical care unit

Award Winning Stroke Care

ACHC Primary Stroke Certification Badge

Covenant HealthCare is a Primary Stroke Center

Our program meets the rigorous standards of and is certified by, the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) as a Primary Stroke Care Program. To be an ACHC-certified Primary Stroke Center, Covenant demonstrates improved treatment, better patient outcomes and reduced costs. Moreover, Primary Stroke centers have the required infrastructure and protocols in place to stabilize and provide rapid and evidence-based care to acute stroke patients.

Covenant HealthCare is Recognized by the American Heart Association

AHA Get With The Guidelines Award

The American Heart Association presents Covenant HealthCare with the Get With The Guidelines - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award for proven dedication to ensuring all stroke patients have access to best practices and life-saving care.

Covenant has received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

Covenant HealthCare also received the American Heart Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet specific criteria that reduce the time between an eligible patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with thrombolytic therapy.

Additionally, Covenant HealthCare received the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award. Target: Type 2 Diabetes aims to ensure patients with Type 2 diabetes, who might be at higher risk for complications, receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized due to stroke.

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