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Joint Commission-Certified Primary Stroke Centers


On average, every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers a stroke. It is the third leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term disability. Time is brain. Where you are treated first can make a difference. Strokes require rapid, skilled neurological treatment. Carondelet’s Primary Stroke Center teams are available 24/7 at the Carondelet Neurological Institute, on the campus of Joseph’s Hospital, and at St. Mary’s Hospital.

joint commission stroke centerCommitment to Neurological Excellence

Carondelet Health Network’s commitment to providing the finest neurological care in Southern Arizona began with the creation of Carondelet Neurological Institute on the campus of St. Joseph’s Hospital, one of this country’s premiere centers for the care of neurological illnesses and stroke . That commitment continues with Carondelet St. Mary’s certification as the Network’s second Primary Stroke Center. Residents across Tucson can rest assured that no matter where they live, in an emergent situation, a Carondelet hospital is well equipped to care for their needs. 

Primary Stroke Center Certification

 The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Achievement of certification signifies that the services our hospitals provide have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes. It is the best signal to the Southern Arizona community that the quality care provided at Carondelet Health Network is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.

The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification program was developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association. It is based on the Brain Attack Coalition's "Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers." To learn more about Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center certification, click here.

Time is Brain

Strokes often strike without warning. Time is of the essence. Time is brain. Patients who receive quick, thorough and effective diagnosis and treatment following stroke symptoms have the best chance for survival and recovery.

The Stroke Centers at Carondelet Neurological Institute on the campus of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital provide comprehensive, acute stroke diagnosis and treatment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Specially Trained Team of Medical Professionals

Providing the proper care to stroke patients requires teamwork. The Joint Commission-certified Stroke Centers at Carondelet Neurological Institute and Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital are staffed by experienced physicians and clinicians trained to care for patients with neurological conditions. The teams includes critical care nurses and medical nursing staff, who have specialized training in the treatment of stroke patients, along with nurse practitioners and a variety of therapists, social workers and rehabilitation specialists. Our medical teams are committed to working together to deliver quality care customized to each patient’s needs.

Carondelet Locations for Stroke Care

Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital

350 N. Wilmot Road
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 873-3000

St. Mary's Hospital

1601 W. St. Mary's Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 872-3000