The UC Health Mobile Stroke Unit – the region’s first and only mobile stroke unit – has provided advanced, subspecialty emergency stroke care to nearly 450 patients since its first day of operation on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.
“Millions of brain cells die every minute that stroke treatment is delayed, but mobile stroke units can provide treatment 20 to 30 minutes faster than in an emergency department. In the case of stroke, moments matter. Our goal is to reduce the amount of time between the onset of stroke-like symptoms and the delivery of clot-busting medication, and we are proud to have helped so many patients and families over the past three years,” said Joseph Broderick, MD, director of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine at the UC College of Medicine.
“For more than 30 years, the stroke team at UC Health has been at the forefront of stroke care. Our system was the first in Greater Cincinnati to receive a comprehensive stroke certification from the Joint Commission. The UC Health Mobile Stroke Unit exemplifies our dedication to innovation in stroke care and emergency medicine, with the goal of saving and improving lives,” Broderick said.