Overview

The first nationally certified primary stroke center in Oregon and a leader in accessible, comprehensive, state-of-the-art stroke care, education and research, Providence Stroke Center cares for more stroke patients than any other health system in Oregon. 

We offer 24-hour on-call teams in our comprehensive stroke centers at Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, and also at Providence Medford Medical Center and through Providence Telestroke Network

Our stroke team experts include vascular neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, radiologists, emergency physicians, nurses and therapists. From diagnosis to treatment and recovery, the Providence Stroke Center team provides advanced care at every stage of stroke. 

Providence Telestroke Network provides access to some of the Northwest’s top stroke specialists 24 hours a day. Through a secure two-way video system, Providence Stroke Center's neurologists can be "in the room" with you, your family and your local physicians, helping to determine the best treatment for you. This means you can receive the most effective treatments right in your community, near your family and friends. More ›

Providence exceeds national quality guidelines for stroke care. Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center exceed the national quality guidelines for stroke care, achieving the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus performance award for sustained excellence in stroke care from the American Stroke Association. They are also certified by The Joint Commission. 

The Carl Brophy Stroke Program at Providence Medford Medical Center is the only nationally certified primary stroke center in southern Oregon recognized by The Joint Commission. View the Carl Brophy Stroke Program outcomes report

Clinical Trials 

Providence Stroke Center is actively engaged in clinical research, the results of which are already being used to improve stroke care in Oregon. We offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials focused on finding the most effective new treatments for stroke. 

Rehabilitation Services

Providence Acute Rehabilitation Center in Portland and Providence Acute Rehabilitation Program - Southern Oregon offer specialized care for stroke patients including: 

  • Speech-language therapy 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Occupational therapy 
  • Vestibular therapy 
  • Aquatics therapy 
  • Balance and fall risk reduction 

Stroke can be prevented.

And if a stroke is recognized early, immediate treatment can prevent or reduce brain damage. Providence Stroke Center asks that you take the potentially life-saving time to learn about stroke risk factors, warning signs and treatments in our stroke resource center.

We aim to help reduce the occurrence of stroke, as well as improve the outcomes for people who suffer a stroke. We offer many educational resources for our communities and for medical professionals.