Welcome to Penn State Hershey Stroke Center

Stroke is a medical emergency. New treatments and interventions are now available that may reverse or reduce the effects of a stroke if administered early enough. The Penn State Hershey Stroke Center team is readily available to evaluate and treat patients during a stroke emergency. The latest catheter-delivered, clot-busting treatments – including the Solitaire FR Device – are also available around-the-clock.

Know your Stroke/TIA risk factors and learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of a Stroke/TIA. Remember stroke is a medical emergency where minutes matter.

 If you think you are experiencing a stroke, call 911.


Caring for A Stroke Patient


Primary Stroke Center vs. Comprehensive Stroke Center

Have you ever wondered the difference between a Primary Stroke Center and a Comprehensive Stroke Center? Learn more about Penn State Hershey Stroke Center—one of only a few Comprehensive Stroke Centers in Pennsylvania.


Penn State Hershey Cerebrovascular Webchat
October 23, noon to 1 p.m.

Have a question about strokes, aneurysms, or other types of problems with the blood vessels of the brain? Join experts from Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute on Thursday, October 23rd from Noon to 1p.m. for a live chat on WGAL.com's homepage and have your questions answered. Learn More. >>

Morrison receives Distinguished Achievement Award from AHA

Kathy Morrison, stroke program manager at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, has been presented with the American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award. More >>

Penn State Hershey named a comprehensive stroke center

Penn State Hershey Stroke Center has earned a designation that recognizes the high level of care it offers for patients with the most severe and challenging types of strokes.  More >>

Past Awards

As one of the premier academic medical centers in the northeast, Penn State Hershey Medical Center is committed to a bold new vision of health care, and to the people, partnerships, and progressive technologies that bring this vision to life.

But don't take our word for it - our leadership in providing the finest state-of-the-art care for our patients has been widely recognized in numerous national and regional rankings for quality, patient safety, and physician and nursing excellence.

Stroke Quality Measures