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Abington - Jefferson Health has one of the region's elite Comprehensive Stroke Centers.

Stroke Center

Call "911" Right Now If...

you or someone else is having sudden weakness or numbness in the arm or leg, dizziness, falling or any other symptoms of stroke. Getting help quickly is vital to minimize stroke damage!


Face – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the fact droop?

Arms Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Can he/she repeat the sentence correctly?

Time If the person shows any of these symptoms, time is important. Call 911 immediately. Do not delay – brain cells are dying.

When stroke happens, the best stroke experts and life-saving stroke treatments are ready round-the-clock at Abington – Jefferson Health, in The Diamond Stroke Center at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health and at Abington – Lansdale Hospital.

Our dedicated and highly skilled, multidisciplinary stroke team provides the finest stroke services for even the most complex cases.

Comprehensive Stroke Treatment

Patients receive rapid, precise diagnosis and effective treatment by our highly experienced stroke specialists. We have an integrated stroke emergency response system in Montgomery County’s only state-designated regional trauma center and a neurovascular laboratory equipped with the latest technology for advanced procedures.

Quality Measures for Stroke Care
See our quality measures for
stroke care and how we compare.

Our inpatient stroke unit and neurocritical care unit at Abington Hospital, clinical trials participation and rehabilitation services give patients the level of stroke care often available only at university centers.

Honored for Stroke Expertise

Joint Commission - Comprehensive Stroke Center logoThe Diamond Stroke Center at Abington Hospital earned advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center from The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association – a distinction given to only seven Pennsylvania hospitals.

As the first state stroke center to be awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, we also received the AHA/ASA Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for stroke quality-of-care.

JointCommissionGoldSeal 2013 GWTG Gold Plus Award for Stroke

Abington – Lansdale Hospital received advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Nancy and Charley

Rapid Abington Treatment Makes Stroke “Like It Never Happened”

See how our stroke expertise and technology restored a woman who had suffered a stroke.

Read Nancy and Charley's Story

Kathy James

Stroke Emergency Leads Woman to Rediscover Abington – Lansdale Hospital

Hear how Abington – Lansdale Hospital provided a woman with rapid, expert and compassionate stroke care.

Read Kathy's Story

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