Stroke Center

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The Northside Hospital Stroke Center provides comprehensive care for stroke patients and those at risk, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment

The Stroke Center offers the most advanced care available for stroke patients and those at risk. Through screening, education, early diagnosis and access to an array of state-of-the-art treatment resources, we provide the tools needed to help save lives.

Stroke Care Program Certification

The center has received Disease-Specific Care (DSC) Certification from the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Care Center of Excellence.

This distinction is bestowed on centers that offer excellence in all aspects of stroke care.

To receive its certification, the Stroke Care Program at each campus had to meet or exceed all of the standards for DSC Certification as designated by the Joint Commission

Awards & Recognition

GWTG Stroke Badge

The stroke centers at Northside Hospital were recently recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for 2021.

Click the links below to see these awards.

Stroke Education

Our community education seminars and stroke screenings teach you how to determine your risk for stroke and what to look for. If you are at risk, Northside offers a wealth of services to help you reduce that risk.

Stroke Warning Signs

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause 

If you experience any of these warning signs, call 911 immediately.


Stroke Treatment

Our Stroke Center is part of the most advanced emergency treatment network in Metro-Atlanta.

Our stroke team includes leading neurologists, emergency medicine physicians, internal medicine physicians, and neuroradiologists who specialize in diagnosing and treating strokes with the newest medicines and special procedures developed specifically for stroke patients.

In addition, our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with CT and MRI scanners that can help diagnose without delay, so patients can get the treatment they need – as soon as possible. 

Learn more about stroke treatment.

Stroke Recovery

Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability, and rehabilitation is essential to helping stroke patients return to independent living whenever possible. 

Northside Hospital’s Rehabilitation licensed therapists design an individualized rehabilitation plan for each patient.

Our comprehensive care ranges from physical and occupational therapy to speech therapy. As part of our full continuum of care, we also provide referrals to home care and support services that allow many patients to regain independence and live better lives. 

Learn more about stroke rehabilitation.

Stroke Support Groups

We offer two FREE, monthly support groups for stroke survivors and their families to promote knowledge, psychological well-being, and successful adjustment back to daily routine post-stroke. Each group is facilitated by a registered nurse and a licensed clinical social worker. For more information, call 404-845-5265.

  • Stroke Support Group
  • Young Stroke Survivors Support Group (stroke before age 35)

Additional Stroke Resources

Why Northside

Our Focus Is on Transforming the Health of Georgia

We bring the latest diagnostics and treatments, including breakthroughs in academic medical research, right into the heart of Georgia's communities.

  • Clinical excellence with a patient-first approach
  • Life-changing health care discovery and innovation
  • Building strong, healthy communities
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