The Parkview Stanley Wissman Stroke Center, located at Parkview Regional Medical Center, is committed to minimizing stroke through top-quality stroke care and rehabilitation, and a strong public health-education platform. Recognized as the region’s first certified primary stroke center in 2005, and re-certified by The Joint Commission* in 2007, 2009 and 2011, the center excels in stroke treatment and prevention by combining:
- Outstanding medical expertise
- Interdisciplinary teamwork
- Patient- and family-focused care
- World-class technology
- Participation in national stroke research
- Community health education
*Joint Commission certification is granted based on recommendations for stroke care from the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association.
The center is named for the late Stanley Wissman, MD, a widely respected Fort Wayne, Ind., neurologist who championed the idea that stroke patients should not have to suffer the deteriorative effects of stroke. Under the leadership of Medical Director Fen-Lei Chang, MD, PhD, the center continues to build on Dr. Wissman’s ideas by combining state-of-the-art imaging, a dedicated Neuroscience ICU (intensive care unit), and the expertise provided by physicians of the Fort Wayne Neurological Center to bring the highest-quality lifesaving treatments to patients.
Parkview Stanley Wissman Stroke Center
• Top 5% in the nation for treatment of stroke, 5 years in a row (2009 – 2013)
• Five-Star recipient for stroke treatment, 9 years in a row (2005 – 2013)
• Stroke Care Excellence AwardTM, 5 years in a row
(2009 – 2013)
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Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award 2012
The American Heart Association has recognized the Parkview Stanley Wissman Stroke Center for high quality care for stroke patients. The stroke center received the Get With The Guidelines ― Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award, recognizing the high standard of care by physicians, nurses, therapists and other co-workers that surpassed national guidelines for more than 24 consecutive months.
The quick and efficient use of national guidelines helps reduce disability and save lives.
Our honor is your benefit. We’ve got a winning team at the stroke center. That’s good for our patients and our community.
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