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Telestroke team

CentraCare Neurosciences Stroke Center provides TeleStroke services in the region to help patients experiencing a stroke receive treatment as quickly as possible and reduce the effects of stroke.

What is TeleStroke?

Patients who access a facility that has TeleStroke connect in real time with an interventional neurologist from St. Cloud Hospital.

How does TeleStroke help patients?

Telestroke machine

TeleStroke will speed treatment decisions, which will improve patient outcomes. Interventions such as intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) medication can quickly be administered to break up clots. IV tPA is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug for the treatment of acute ischemic strokes.

Where is TeleStroke available?

Telestroke is available in the following locations:

  • CentraCare Health – Long Prairie
  • CentraCare Health – Melrose
  • CentraCare Health – Monticello
  • CentraCare Health – Paynesville
  • CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre
  • Appleton Area Health Services, Appleton
  • Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria
  • Glacial Ridge Hospital, Glenwood
  • Lakewood Health System, Staples
  • Renville County Hospital, Olivia
  • Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar
  • Swift County Hospital, Benson

View a map of the service area (PDF)

Learn How TeleStroke Has Made a Difference

View the following patient stories to learn more about Telestroke and how it has impacted the lives of these individuals:

Jeff, Melrose, stroke at age 45

Jim, Winona, stroke while fishing with friends at age 65

Telestroke/Vascular Neurology Clinic is now provided in:

  • Long Prairie
  • Sauk Centre
  • Paynesville
  • Melrose

Learn more

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