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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?

TeleStroke web team at CentraCare speaking with a patient in a hospital bed

Patients who access a facility that has telestroke connect in real time with a stroke and vascular neurologist from St. Cloud Hospital.

How does telestroke help patients?

Telestroke will speed treatment decisions, which will improve patient outcomes. Treatments such as intravenous alteplase can quickly be administered to break up clots. Alteplase is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug for the treatment of acute ischemic strokes.

Where is telestroke available?

The Stroke Center at St. Cloud Hospital is happy to partner with many local hospitals throughout the region to provide telestroke. Watch the following video to learn how this helps patients experiencing stroke symptoms.

Telestroke is available in the following locations:

  • Aitkin – Riverwood Health Care
  • Alexandria – Alomere Health
  • Appleton – Appleton Area Health Services
  • Benson – Swift County Hospital
  • Glenwood – Glacial Ridge Hospital
  • Hutchinson – Hutchinson Health
  • Little Falls – CHI-St. Gabriel’s Health
  • Long Prairie – CentraCare Health
  • Madison - Madison Healthcare Services
  • Melrose – CentraCare Health
  • Montevideo - CCM Health
  • Monticello – CentraCare Health
  • Morris - Stevens Community Medical Center
  • Olivia – Renville County Hospital
  • Paynesville – CentraCare Health
  • Redwood Falls – Carris Health - Redwood Hospital
  • Sauk Centre – CentraCare Health
  • Staples – Lakewood Health System
  • St. Cloud Hospital – CentraCare Health
  • Wadena – Tri-County Heath Care
  • Willmar – Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital

View a map of the service area (PDF)

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