Stroke Care

Midland Memorial Hospital Primary Stroke Center has been certified by Texas Department of State Health Services (2011) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) (2011) as a Stroke Center of Excellence. Our Primary Stroke Center has been recognized with the Silver Plus award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (2013).

A stroke can be caused by a blockage in the artery feeding the brain or if an artery feeding the brain bursts.

In either case, a part of the brain is not getting enough oxygen. Because brain cells do not die immediately, the person suffering from the stroke may have time to access medical care. Stroke care is dependent on the type of the stroke, but all stroke care is time dependent – meaning the longer the symptoms continue, the worse the results may be.

To learn more about stroke awareness, call (432) 221-1111.