Stroke Treatment


Carondelet is committed to providing the highest quality stroke care with designations granted by DNV GL Healthcare, a certification body operating in more than 100 countries, and awards from American Heart Association/American Stoke Association:

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

Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

2020---Carondelet-St.-Joes_Comprehensive-Stroke-Center-200-x-300Home to the Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Carondelet Health Network has raised the standard of neurological care in the region by creating a comprehensive stroke program. The Carondelet Neurological Institute has received designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare. Comprehensive Stroke Centers represent the most advance stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. The certification affirms that Carondelet Neurological Institute addresses the full spectrum of cerebrovascular diseases – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes. It is based on standards created by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association.

Comprehensive Stroke Centers can treat patients suffering hemorrhagic or large ischemic strokes with follow up care in an intensive care unit. Centers can also treat patients with suspected aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, those requiring specialized testing or therapies such as endovascular surgery, and those requiring multispecialty management. The Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital receives rapid transfers from smaller hospitals across the region in Southern Arizona.

Primary Plus Stroke Center Certification


Carondelet Health Network is committed to providing the highest quality stroke care with a Primary Plus Stroke Center Certification at St. Mary’s Hospital from DNV GL Healthcare. This certification recognizes rigorous standards and a commitment to excellence for stroke care. Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital provides the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes.

Time is Brain

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. Where you are treated first can make a difference. Carondelet’s Stroke Center teams are available 24/7 at the Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Stroke Care and Rehabilitation

Stroke is one of the nation’s leading causes of death and the major cause of serious, long-term disability.

The Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital offers:

  • A dedicated neurological critical-care unit
  • A state-of-the-art, angio suite for conducting minimally invasive vascular and endovascular procedures
  • Long-term outpatient care, including rehabilitation

Neurological Critical Care

  • The critical-care unit is staffed by a neurointensivist – a physician who takes a team approach in working closely with surgeons, radiologists, ER staff, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists and other care providers in neurologic emergencies. Multiple studies have shown that the outcome for patients with critical neurological conditions – such as acute ischemic stroke, aneurysm and hemorrhage – is significantly better when they are cared for by a neurointensivist.

Interventional Neurology

  • Neurointervention allows doctors to use highly specialized techniques, where possible, to avoid conventional open surgery of the brain and spine. It has become essential for comprehensive stroke care.

Do you want to know more about our stroke-care program? Call (520) 873-3046.

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