Comprehensive Stroke Center Care | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Comprehensive 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 care by restoring blood flow to the brain when seconds count.

DNV healthcare has recognized Norton Brownsboro Hospital with the prestigious Comprehensive Stroke Center designation for providing the highest levels of care. Additionally, The Joint Commission and American Stroke Association have recognized Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Hospital are designated Primary Stroke Centers, and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital is an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital. The designations mean the facilities have achieved aggressive benchmarks to deliver improved outcomes for stroke patients.

The American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines stroke care program has recognized all four of Norton Healthcare’s adult-service hospitals for exceeding national averages in getting patients in the door and administering lifesaving treatment to restore blood flow to the brain.

An emergency stroke team at each facility stands ready around-the-clock to combat stroke emergencies.

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. Norton Neuroscience Institute 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 each were awarded a 2020 American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Stroke Care award.  Norton Brownsboro Hospital received the highest possible award — Gold Plus.

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Stroke Recovery

Our team offers comprehensive care as you recover from stroke. Our providers specialize in diagnosing the cause of your stroke and managing your recovery to help prevent another stroke.

Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center is the area’s only center dedicated to helping you and your family navigate your lives after a stroke. The Norton Healthcare Foundation funds this important service, so patients don’t need to pay.

Dedicated patient navigators can help with transportation, schedule follow-up appointments and confirm that you can afford prescriptions. We provide support groups and exercise classes, develop customized diet plans and offer help with issues such as access to disability assistance, housing, and financial and employment advice.

Symptoms of Stroke — BE FAST*

  • Balance — loss of balance, coordination or dizziness
  • Eyes — having trouble seeing or change in vision in one or both eyes
  • Face — uneven smile or face looks uneven, droopy or is numb
  • Arms — one arm drops when raising both arms; numbness or weakness in one arm
  • Speech — trouble speaking; slurred or difficult speech
  • Time — Note the time when symptoms start: Time lost equals brain lost.

*Adapted from Intermountain Healthcare. BE FAST was developed by Intermountain Healthcare, as an adaptation of the FAST model implemented by the American Stroke Association. Reproduced with permission from Intermountain Healthcare. Copyright 2011, Intermountain Healthcare.

Care That’s Focused on You

  • We operate Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center — the area’s only center dedicated to helping you and your family navigate your lives after a stroke. The Norton Healthcare Foundation funds this important service, so patients don’t need to pay.
  • We have dedicated patient navigators who can help with transportation, schedule follow-up appointments and confirm that you can afford prescriptions.
  • We provide support groups and exercise classes, develop customized diet plans and can help with issues such as access to disability assistance, housing, and financial and employment advice.
  • At Norton Neuroscience Institute, we want to help you get better as well as prevent you from getting sick in the first place. 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 MyNortonChart account.

A Louisville Leader in Neurological Care

Norton Neuroscience Institute’s neurologists and neurosurgeons have the expertise and tools to provide care tailored to your needs.

More patients from Louisville and Southern Indiana seek treatment from Norton Neuroscience Institute’s nationally recognized neurologists and neurosurgeons than any other providers in the area.

  • We have more than 75 medical, surgical and research specialists dedicated to providing innovative care to those with brain, spine and nervous system conditions.
  • We use advanced, minimally invasive neurosurgery equipment that can speed your recovery and can minimize pain.
  • Multidisciplinary clinics provide easy access to care for your neurological condition, with specialists in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics and behavioral health.
  • Norton Brownsboro Hospital is recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare, representing the highest level of care.
    • The Joint Commission and American Stroke Association certified Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Hospital as Primary Stroke Centers and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.
    • All four of Norton Healthcare’s adult-service hospitals have been nationally recognized for their quality of advanced stroke care by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Quality Achievement Awards. Norton Brownsboro Hospital received Gold Plus designation, and the others received Silver designations.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center navigators help educate patients and their families about new diagnoses, available treatments and ways to manage their disease.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute’s multiple sclerosis (MS) program has been designated a Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  •  We are listed on Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 100 great neurosurgery and spine programs.
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