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Region’s First Mobile Stroke Unit
Introducing the region’s first mobile stroke unit, a vehicle specially designed to provide immediate care for patients suffering from a possible stroke.
When UC Health Can Help
For more than 30 years, the stroke team at UC Health has been at the forefront of complex stroke care. We were the first health system in Greater Cincinnati to receive comprehensive stroke certification from the Joint Commission, and now we are proud to be the first to introduce mobile stroke care.
Our Unique Approach To Patient Care
In Seconds Lives the Difference
The mobile stroke unit is advanced stroke care on the move bringing the strength of the UC Health stroke team directly to the patient when seconds matter most. The mobile stroke unit comes equipped with a computed tomography (CT) scanner to help diagnose a stroke as well as the ability to begin treatment before the patient arrives at the hospital.
Delivering World-Class Care in Only Minutes
Region’s Most Experienced Team
Our mobile stroke unit is the only one of its kind in the region that includes a paramedic, an EMT, a critical care registered nurse and a CT technician on board with a stroke team physician available through a telemedicine video link. This expertise combined with the resources of our internationally recognized stroke team helps provide patients with the best possible care when a fast response is critical.
MOBILE STROKE CARE
A New Source of Hope for the Community
Stroke is an Emergency
A stroke occurs when blood stops flowing to the brain. When this happens, it’s only a matter of minutes before brain cells start to die and permanent damage occurs.
Treating Strokes Safely and Quickly
Studies show that patients are able to receive treatment 20-30 minutes faster in a mobile stroke unit than they do if they’re transported to a hospital first.
Specialized Care with a Faster Response
The mobile stroke unit combines the expertise of emergency department staff with the fast response of an ambulance to provide high-quality stroke care safely and efficiently.
Mobile Stroke Unit
When seconds count, only UC Health can help. With the region’s first Mobile Stroke Unit, we offer advanced imaging technology, innovative stroke treatments and emergency stroke care, when and where you need it. In faster care lives better outcomes.