From the Press Release
Barrow Neurological Institute and the Phoenix Fire Department today announced a new partnership that will revolutionize the way many stroke victims in Phoenix receive medical treatment. The collaboration is expected to dramatically speed the process in which strokes are diagnosed and treated, greatly reducing death and long-term disability in stroke victims.
The program centers around a state-of-the-art mobile emergency room focused on treating stroke victims. The Barrow Emergency Stroke Treatment Unit, which looks like a large emergency service vehicle, is owned and operated by Barrow. The mobile stroke unit is currently one of 10 in the nation and is the first in the United States to operate around the clock in a city with a population greater than 1 million.
“Because we know that fast treatment can greatly reduce the effects of stroke, we’ve adopted this new method to change the way stroke victims are treated,” says Michael Waters, MD, PhD, director of the stroke program at Barrow Neurological Institute. “By deploying a mobile emergency room that includes the latest technology and medical expertise, we will be able to treat stroke patients much quicker than traditional methods. This enables us to take the next step in providing our community with the most advanced stroke care.”
To learn more, visit the official Barrow Neurological Institute website.