Primary Stroke Center

Primary Stroke Center

Certified by The Joint Commission

Roxborough Memorial Hospital is proud to be certified as an advanced primary stroke center. We are recognized for our expertise in providing the highest level of care for stroke patients and are committed to helping patients get back to and achieve their best quality of life possible.

What is a stroke?

Stroke is caused or occurred when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced. When this happens, your brain is deprived of oxygen and nutrients, which cause your brain cells to die. The cause of stroke may be correlated to a blocked artery (ischemic stroke) or the leaking or busting of a blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke.)

What are the signs of a stroke?

You can identify if someone is having a stroke by using the FAST warning system. If someone shows any of the FAST system symptoms, please call 911 immediately and instruct the dispatcher that you believe they are suffering a stroke.

Roxborough Memorial Hospital
5800 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.