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Parkview Hospital

In May of 2005, the Parkview Stanley Wissman Stroke Center became the first stroke program in Northeast Indiana to earn Primary Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission. This certification acknowledges Parkview’s excellence in stroke care, education and research.

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Parkview Hospital is not-for-profit, community-owned, 575 bed, acute care hospital and verified Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center. The hospital is the fourth largest in Indiana and an employer of choice in Fort Wayne.

We pride ourselves in combining high tech with high touch to give our patients the best and most compassionate medical care possible. And we've been doing so for more than 125 years. Our physician partners, staff, facilities and trusted, quality healthcare services improve the overall health of citizens in all the communities we serve.

Today, as a member of Parkview Health since 1995, we serve as a partner in an ever-growing family of healthcare providers. Parkview Hospital is dedicated to meeting the region's diverse and changing healthcare needs. And we are also committed to assisting you and your family with educational and support programs as you face health decisions in your life.

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About the Parkview Stanley Wissman Stroke Center

In May of 2005, the Parkview Stanley Wissman Stroke Center became the first stroke program in Northeast Indiana to earn Primary Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission. This certification acknowledges Parkview’s excellence in stroke care, education and research.

Certification is granted based on recommendations for stroke care from the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association. The type of care and how quickly it is provided to stroke victims are critical in reducing the chance of death and long-term disability. Stroke is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Primary Stroke Center CertificationWith accreditation from the The Joint Commission, Parkview Hospital’s stroke program was recognized for its commitment to following national standards and guidelines that significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

The third-leading cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer, stroke affects about 700,000 Americans every year. These statistics, however, can and should be lower. The risk of stroke can be reduced through increased awareness of risk factors, recognizing warning signs and modifying lifestyle when necessary.

The Stanley Wissman Stroke Center at Parkview Hospital, named after the widely respected neurologist who championed the project, provides specialized treatment for stroke victims, critical research in new stroke treatments, and education for the community on stroke prevention and risk factors.

The Parkview Stanley Wissman Stroke Center encompasses many departments of Parkview Hospital, but because stroke is a 911 emergency situation, individuals should always go immediately to the Parkview’s Level II Adult & Pediatric Trauma Center for care.

The Level II designation means that medical professions who can intervene to treat a stroke patient are available 24 hours a day. Parkview’s Samaritan helicopter is available when needed to deliver life-saving care to a stroke victim.

During a hospital visit, patients will receive care from a stroke team that includes:

  • Physicians—including the patient’s primary care physician, as well as physicians specializing in neurology, neurosurgery, cardiology, neuroradiology, psychology and others.
  • Registered nurses/licensed vocational nurses.
  • Critical care nurses—specifically trained in neurology and stroke.
  • Laboratory and radiology technicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Medical social workers
  • Chaplains
  • Certified rehabilitation registered nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Certified recreational therapists
  • Case management team
  • Support groups

Beginning with community outreach and ongoing clinical research and extending to post-rehabilitation support groups, the Parkview Stanley Wissman Stroke Center is dedicated to every phase of stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.