Stroke Care

Harris Health System’s Comprehensive Stroke Center at Ben Taub Hospital is renowned for its high level of expertise and care.

Neurologists, stroke specialists and emergency medicine doctors from Baylor College of Medicine partner with Harris Health’s dedicated clinical staff to provide stroke patients the best possible outcomes. Our experts know the importance of rapid response and are able to help ischemic strokes, the most common type of stroke resulting from a blockage or narrowing of blood flow to the brain, to even the most complex stroke cases.

Certifications and Recognitions
Because of its focus on quality of care, Harris Health Ben Taub has received several certifications and recognitions that place it among an exclusive group of centers in southeast Texas capable of offering specialized, state-of-the-art care for stroke patients.

Ben Taub Hospital has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus and Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus Awards. It is one of two hospitals in Houston to receive the prestigious Elite Plus designation, and one of seven in Texas.

• Awarded Comprehensive Stroke Certification by DNV Healthcare, Inc.

• Recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC)

Recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award – this elite award means the hospital consistently met or surpassed internationally recognized quality of care goals when treating its patients.
          • Gold Plus – Target Stroke Honor Role Elite Plus (2015-2016)
          • Gold Plus (2013-2014)
          • Gold Plus (2012-2013)
          • Silver Plus (2011-2012)

Join the Support Network
Harris Health System has partnered with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association’s Support Network to offer this valuable resource to our patients who have suffered a heart attack, a heart event or a stroke. Patients who join can learn and share with others who have experienced the same. Join today.



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