Expert Stoke Care

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means there are more than 795,000 strokes each year in the U.S.

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability, and it is estimated that one person dies from a stroke every three minutes. With advancements in medical treatment and increased awareness of stroke symptoms, however, the survival rate and quality of life for survivors have improved.

Stroke can affect almost anyone, so it is important to take steps to reduce your risk, such as maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, not smoking, and managing stress.

Norton Neuroscience Institute Stroke Care

The Louisville area’s most extensive comprehensive stroke care network, with Norton Brownsboro Hospital at its core, is ready around the clock to deliver lifesaving and brain-saving stroke treatment by restoring blood flow to the brain when seconds count.

Our team of stroke specialists is trained to provide urgent, holistic care when you need it the most. As a nationally recognized stroke program, Norton Neuroscience Institute stays at the forefront of advanced care with the latest in clot-busting medications, minimally invasive clot-removing procedures and advanced imaging technology. Our neurologists and neurosurgeons are on the leading edge of advancements in studying potential new treatments in clinical research trials.

Recognized Leadership in Stroke Care

  • Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals in Louisville each were awarded a 2023 American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines – Stroke designation for stroke care award. Norton Brownsboro Hospital received the highest possible award — Gold Plus.
  • Norton Brownsboro Hospital has received DNV certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treating serious stroke events.
  • Norton Healthcare has the most facilities across the city of Louisville with the ability treat a life-threatening stroke.
  • Norton Healthcare was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as high performing for stroke care, exceeding national averages
Stroke Specialists

Care That’s Focused on You

It’s part of Norton Neuroscience Institute’s goal to care for the whole person, not just the condition.

  • Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Centers offer ways to improve your access to care, provide valuable information on managing your disease and address your quality of life issues. The Norton Healthcare Foundation funds this important service, so patients don’t need to pay.
  • Dedicated patient navigators can help schedule follow-up appointments, coordinate prescription assistance, create customized diet plans and provide guidance on disability benefits, housing, financial and employment concerns and more.
  • Patients can access support groups, exercise classes and other educational events to connect with others and learn how to make the most of life while managing a neurological condition. 
  • Access an on-demand video library of educational content across a variety of condition-related topics is available.
  • We want to help prevent illness. Get help quitting smoking and learn the signs of stroke.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free Norton MyChart account.

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A Louisville Leader in Neurological Care

More patients from Louisville and Southern Indiana seek their neurology and neurosurgery care from Norton Neuroscience Institute’s nationally recognized specialists than any other providers in the area.

Your Norton Neuroscience Institute medical provider has the expertise, experience, diagnostic tools and sophisticated treatments to provide care tailored to your needs.

  • More than 75 medical, surgical and research specialists are dedicated to providing innovative care to those with brain, spine and nervous system conditions.
  • Advanced, minimally invasive neurosurgery equipment can speed your recovery and minimize pain.
  • Multidisciplinary clinics provide easy access to care in one convenient appointment for your neurological condition, with specialists in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics and behavioral health.
  • Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals in Louisville are certified by DNV, recognizing excellence and expertise in stroke care.
    • Norton Brownsboro Hospital is recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
    • Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Hospital are Primary Stroke Centers.
    • Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital is an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute is at the forefront of neuroscientific research. As investigators on numerous trials, our physicians contribute to groundbreaking studies and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Also, patients may be eligible to take part in these experimental treatments.
    Learn more about current neuroscience clinical trials and studies.
  • The American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines stroke care program has recognized all four of Norton Healthcare’s adult service-hospitals in Louisville for exceeding national averages in getting patients in the door and administering lifesaving treatment to restore blood flow to the brain.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute’s multiple sclerosis (MS) program has been designated a Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has recognized Norton Neuroscience Institute as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, providing the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center navigators help educate patients and their families about new diagnoses, available treatments and ways to manage their disease.
  • We are listed by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 100 great neurosurgery and spine programs.

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