Stroke Care

Comprehensive, Timely Stroke Care

When you or someone you love has a stroke, fast access to the best possible stroke care is critical to minimizing its long-term effects and even preventing death. You can feel confident that the care you receive at CentraCare Neurosciences Stroke Center is comprehensive, truly state-of-the-art and gives the best chance for the best outcomes.

After diagnosis and treatment, we understand that adjusting to the after-effects of a stroke can be challenging for a patient as well as the family. Our compassionate staff partners with stroke survivors to help them regain their capabilities and to prevent another stroke from occurring. We also address the concerns that family members have during the days and months after a loved one has a stroke.

Stroke Support Group
A stroke can be an isolating experience. That’s why CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital established a free support group for stroke survivors, their family, friends and anyone else affected by stroke.

The Stroke Group offers an opportunity to support one another, make new friends and provide education and resources. Learn more now

Why Choose CentraCare for Stroke Care?

CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital is known for its exceptional, cutting edge stroke care. Here are some of the reasons you can feel confident about the care we provide:

  • We are one of the few hospitals to perform a revolutionary and life-saving procedure called a thrombectomy, which can greatly improve the outcome of patients suffering a severe stroke.
  • The Stroke Center has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, meaning that CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital provides the highest level of treatment and care available for stroke patients, including advanced neuro-interventional radiology, neurosurgery and neuro-critical care services.
  • CentraCare provides real-time stroke care throughout the region with an innovative telestroke program, allowing patients experiencing a stroke to receive treatment as quickly as possible, reducing the effects of a stroke.
  • The Stroke Center has received national recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for implementing specific quality improvement measures.
  • The stroke team consists of specially trained physicians and certified nurses that collaborate with emergency personnel to help identify stroke and begin treatment.
  • Beyond diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, we’re dedicated to educating the community about the warning signs of stroke to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

Meet Kenneth J. Shea, MD, Interventional Neurologist

Hear it from our patient:
“It is so important to be treated as soon as possible if having a stroke,” said Kathryn, 50, who had awakened with a blinding headache a few days before her medical emergency in September 2012. Kathryn, from Annandale, made a nearly full recovery. “I don’t think it could’ve been any faster. The care at St. Cloud Hospital was excellent and having Dr. Suri’s expertise is such a blessing,” Kathryn said.