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.