When the topic is neurology, you want the smartest people in the room.
Neurology deals with the brain, central nervous system, peripherals and muscles. It's also one of the busiest inpatient departments at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Our staff consists of outstanding, highly skilled professionals, including physicians who treat people with a range of illnesses and disorders, but especially strokes and seizures. They also work closely with physicians in other disciplines to assure each patient receives the best, most appropriate care possible.
Primary Stroke Center
According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of disability in Maryland and in the United States, as well as the third leading cause of death. Strokes take more than 160,000 lives each year.
That's why it's important to note that Baltimore Washington Medical Center is a Certified Primary Stroke Center, meaning it can provide life-saving treatment to patients who may have suffered a stroke. The Primary Stroke Center designation permits Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to transport apparent stroke patients to Primary Stroke Centers that meet the American Stroke Association and MIEMSS standards of care for stroke patients.
The medical center's stroke unit, along with its physicians and nurses, provide stroke patients with the care they need, 24 hours a day. The unit follows specific pathways and protocols designed specifically for stroke patients to ensure that every patient receives the highest quality care.
Because education about stroke is so important, Baltimore Washington Medical Center's stroke unit offers special programs for the general public, and for those who have suffered a stroke and/or are at risk of one. The Stroke Support Group is one of these programs. It's free of charge and meets the second Tuesday of every month. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. For further information, please call 410-787-4732.