Stroke Recovery Program
A stroke can be devastating, robbing people of their mobility, speech, independence and freedom to live life. But recovery from stroke is possible. Research shows that early and specialized rehabilitation can help maximize a person's physical and cognitive
recovery and enhance quality of life.
When it comes to stroke care, recovery and rehabilitation, where you go matters. And it can impact your healing and future quality of life. We treat
more stroke patients than the national average. In fact, 30% of our patients are stroke patients so we understand their needs and stroke recovery methods that work.
Our Stroke team also involves patients and their family members at every step of the treatment process, so that everyone can make informed decisions about inpatient and outpatient services, follow-up care, home adjustments and other special needs.
Our goal-directed approach to stroke rehabilitation focuses on helping patients:
- Regain mobility and improve balance
- Learn the skills necessary to perform daily activities
- Improve speech and swallowing
- Develop new cognitive and behavioral strategies to compensate for any deficits
Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville, -Harlingen Receive Quality Achievement Awards for Stroke Care
Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville and Valley Baptist-Harlingen were recently recognized by the American Heart Association for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized,
research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.
Valley Baptist-Brownsville earned the AHA’s “Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines – Stroke” quality achievement award, while Valley Baptist-Harlingen was recognized by the AHA with the “Gold Plus With Target: Stroke Honor Roll
Elite Plus Get With The Guidelines – Stroke” quality achievement award. The advanced therapy designation is awarded to hospitals that meet specific AHA criteria that reduce the time between an eligible patient’s arrival at the hospital