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.
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.
- Hole in heart wall likely stroke factor for Penguins' Kris Letang
- Penn State Hershey recognized for quality care for heart failure and stroke patients
- Penn State Hershey named a comprehensive stroke center
- Stroke survivor Nicki Overholt fights back
- A variety of therapies are used to help stroke victims recover
- A good recovery is possible after a heart attack or stroke, but much depends on quick treatment
Penumbra Quarterly – Stroke Provider Newsletter
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 >>
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.
- Ebola outbreak shows need for education in public health preparedness The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has underscored the importance of the education and training that people need to respond to global health crises. An online master’s degree and graduate certificate from Penn State can help prepare people for those kinds of jobs.More...
- The Medical Minute: Information is power for women at high risk of breast cancer Now that medical professionals have identified gene mutations that predispose for breast cancer, patients can take proactive steps to reduce their risk. Many cases of breast cancer seem to have no genetic link, but people with a strong family history of cancer should consider getting tested to see if they carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.More...
- Best-selling author and eating disorder survivor to speak about recovery Penn State Hershey Eating Disorders Clinic invites the community to a free program with a best-selling author at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. “Step By Step: Turn Your Worst Moments Into Your Greatest Achievements” will be presented by Brian Cuban, a 1983 Penn State graduate, and author of the Amazon best-selling book "Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder."More...
- Medical student receives fellowship in tropical medicine Kimberly Faldetta, a medical student at Penn State College of Medicine, has been named a 2014 Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellow by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. This nationally competitive fellowship awards program provided Faldetta with funding for her project in the field of tropical medicine.More...