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Nationally recognized stroke care

Decatur Memorial Hospital is designated by The Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers. Their Gold Seal of Approval™ signifies that our stroke program meets stringent criteria and that the hospitals underwent a comprehensive on-site evaluation. We’re dedicated to quick response, advanced treatment and comprehensive rehabilitation.

Our Primary Stroke Center offers a full range of care by a staff of experts. Our Comprehensive Stroke Team is comprised of:

  • Emergency physicians
  • Medical physicians
  • Neurointerventional radiologists
  • Neurologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Vascular Surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Radiology technicians
  • Rehabilitation
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Coordinator


Stroke-ready Emergency Departments

Coordination with local EMS ensures that treatment begins in the field. DMH has partnered with Macon County EMS departments and has provided their EMTs and paramedics with focused training on the signs and symptoms of a stroke. Our local EMS partners call ahead to the Emergency Department to notify our Doctors and Nurses of a potential stroke patient is on their way.

When a patient is admitted, the stroke team evaluates and provides treatment for patients who may be suffering a stroke. Neurologists are available to the team for further consultation and treatment decisions.


Penumbra Treatment

Penumbra, a treatment option for acute ischemic stroke patients, is now available in Decatur only at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Penumbra is a device that helps DMH interventional radiologists retrieve blood clots and restore blood flow in patients who experience an acute ischemic stroke. DMH is one of the first hospitals in the United States to offer this advanced treatment option for stroke.

The sooner a stroke victim gets to DMH, the sooner they can get appropriate treatment. That treatment can make a remarkable difference in their recovery.   B.E. F.A.S.T. and get to DMH Emergency Care Center.