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SIMPLY BETTER STROKE CARE

Midtown Medical Center is the only Stroke Center in the region with technology to remove clots from the brain.


It's where the ambulance should take you if you're showing signs of a stroke.

Midtown Medical Center has continuous access to neurologists, neurosurgeons, and interventional radiologists with extensive medical training and skills to treat stroke patients. It’s the only facility in the region that provides intra-arterial therapy, which involves threading a catheter through a major artery up to the brain and removing the clot to restore blood flow. This helps avoid permanent damage.

Stroke Care Services & Treatments

ARE YOU AT RISK?

Anyone can have a stroke, but your chances increase with certain risk factors. The good news is that up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented when patients are aware of the risks, such as:

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

  • High Cholesterol

    High Cholesterol

  • High Blood Pressure

    High Blood Pressure

  • Atrial Fibrillation

    Atrial Fibrillation

  • Smoking & Tobacco Use

    Smoking & Tobacco Use

  • Physical Inactivity

    Physical Inactivity

  • Obesity

    Obesity

  • Stress

    Stress

A multi-disciplinary team of stroke experts

A multi-disciplinary team of stroke experts

As a full-service Advanced Primary Stroke Center with medical professionals trained in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke, we provide rapid neurological and neurosurgical treatment. We’re the region’s only dedicated Neuro Intensive Care Unit and Neuroscience Unit with nurses specially trained in stroke care. Other team members include physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, case managers and a diabetes educator. And we’re the only hospital accessible by helicopter, allowing patients to receive treatment faster when every minute counts.

Recognized by the American Heart  Association/American Stroke Association

Recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Midtown Medical Center is one of only nine hospitals in Georgia to receive Target: Stroke Honor Roll. This is a national quality improvement campaign created to improve outcomes for ischemic stroke patients by delivering tPA, a clot-busting drug, within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital. The Stroke Center continually beats the national goal of 60 minutes and treats patients in half that time.

KNOW THE SIGNS AND ACT F.A.S.T. — TIME IS BRAIN.

F-Face Drooping

F - FACE DROOPING

Does one side of the face droop, or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is their smile uneven?

A-Arm Weakness

A - ARM WEAKNESS

Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S-Speech Difficulty

S - SPEECH DIFFICULTY

Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or difficult to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?

T-Time to call 9-1-1

T - TIME TO CALL 9-1-1

If someone shows any of these symptoms, even only temporarily, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.

MMC Receives Stroke Honor Roll Elite
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MMC Receives Stroke Honor Roll Elite

Midtown Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite
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Midtown Medical Center
710 Center Street
Columbus, Georgia