Leaders in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Care

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Every minute the brain is oxygen deprived, brain cells can become irreversibly damaged. Time is what makes a difference between life and death, between recovery and lifelong disability.

For 10 years, Baptist Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center has been on the forefront of innovative treatments proven to expand the window of time to stop or even reverse the effects of a stroke. All we ask is that you call 911 immediately if you or a loved one experience signs or symptoms of a stroke!

VIDEO: 10 Years of Innovation

Our journey to improve stroke care for the Northeast Florida community, and beyond.

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Why Baptist for Stroke Care?

Highest Volume of Stroke Care in the region
Having a team of experienced specialists who have treated a large number of stroke patients leads to faster treatment, better outcomes and lower mortality rates. Review our numbers

A Full Team of Stroke Experts
The Baptist Stroke & Cerebrovascular team includes neuro-endovascular surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, emergency physicians and nurses, radiologists, neurological nurses, rehabilitation specialists, social workers and more to provide the full continuum of care from rapid diagnosis and treatment to recovery and rehabilitation, if needed.

State-of-the-Art Technology & Facilities

  • Advanced neurosurgical operating rooms with intraoperative MRI and CT and a neuro-interventional suite
  • 72 private suites for medical and surgical neurological care
  • A dedicated, 24-bed neuro-intensive care unit for critical care patients.

Right Care, Right Place, Right Time
We've expanded the reach of our Comprehensive Stroke Center to over two dozen hospitals and satellite ERs via our Telestroke Program. This benefits the greater Jacksonville community as well as helping smaller hospitals or rural areas have timely access to stroke expertise 24/7, which allows for quicker diagnosis and treatment, reduces disability and saves lives.

Accredited & Recognized
Baptist Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center is the ONLY Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in the region, delivering the highest level of care for stroke patients.
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Stroke is An Emergency!

Balance: Is there a sudden loss of balance or coordination? Eyes: Is there persistent blurred vision and/or sudden trouble seeing? Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange? Time: If you observe any of these signs call 911 immediately.
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A stroke is a brain attack. It requires immediate action. If stroke is suspected, call 911 immediately. Do not wait and see what happens or try to “sleep it off.” The faster you seek care, the better your chances for treatment and recovery.

Similar to a heart attack, stroke symptoms may not always be classic symptoms such as face drooping, arm or leg weakness or slurred speech. The first sign may be a sudden loss of balance or coordination, blurred vision or sudden loss of vision.

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Specialists in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Care

Our internationally recognized neurosurgeons offer more advanced treatment options for strokes, brain aneurysms and other cerebrovascular conditions than any other providers in the area. Our groundbreaking, minimally invasive procedures include flow diverter technology, stenting and coiling, and more traditional methods, such as clipping and bypasses.


Expert Team

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Research, Education and Clinical Trials

As one of the top-ranked centers for neuroendovascular research in the nation, we’re on the forefront of discovery and innovation that improves lives.

By participating in pioneering clinical trials, we’ve helped change the standard of stroke care and provided new hope to patients who otherwise were past the traditional window of time for minimally invasive treatment.

Through our educational conferences, we share the most innovative and evidence-based practices that are available to optimize patient outcomes throughout the country.
blue circle graphic with this containing text: 35 active clinical trials, bringing the latest treatments to our region.

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Join Aneurysm Research Study

We’re looking for people diagnosed or treated for a brain aneurysm and any of their biological first-degree blood relatives, (parent, full siblings, children) to join our Familial Brain Aneurysm Study.

Our goal is to learn more about the hereditary ties of aneurysms, and ultimately save lives. There is no cost for participants and the process is simple and straightforward and offers free imaging to first-degree relative participants.

If you or a loved one have experienced a brain aneurysm please consider joining our study. Show your interest by completing this form.

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News and Patient Stories

VIDEO: Stroke & Aneurysm Treatment

Awards & Recognition

  • Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

    Highest Level of Certification

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  • Get With The Guidelines®

    Stroke Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus and Advanced Therapy, and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

    2023 get with the guidelines gray and gold stroke award logo with red ribbons highlighting "target stroke honor roll elite plus," "advanced therapy" and "target type 2 diabetes honor roll"

  • Get With The Guidelines®

    Stroke Gold with Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

    2023 get with the guidelines gold and gray logo image for stroke with red ribbon saying "target type 2 diabetes honor roll"

  • Get With The Guidelines®

    Stroke Gold Plus with Target Stroke Honor Roll

    2023 get with the guidelines gray and gold logo image for stroke with red ribbon saying "target stroke honor roll"

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Wellness on Wheels

BEEP BEEP! We’re hitting the road with JTA to bring stroke education and screening to the community.

More dates coming this summer!

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