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Penn State Health 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 Health 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.


Learn more about stroke on our live webchat

Thursday, May 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. 

Join us as neurosurgeon, Kevin Cockroft, M.D. and neurologist, Ray Reichwein, M.D., co-directors of the Penn State Comprehensive Stroke Center, answer your questions about strokes.

Go to PennStateHershey.org/webchat to sign up for an email reminder.


Caring for A Stroke Patient


Penn State Hershey's TeleStroke Program - LionNet

Having some of the leading stroke specialists in the country, Penn State Hershey Medical Center saw the opportunity to create a comprehensive telemedicine program that could reduce transfer rates from rural hospitals and help get time-critical treatments to stroke patients faster.  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