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St. Dominic's Comprehensive Stroke Center

St. Dominic’s received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers in 2016. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. St. Dominic’s is the first hospital in Mississippi to earn this advanced certification.

St. Dominic’s Comprehensive Stroke Center offers rapid diagnosis, high-tech intervention, expert care and intensive rehabilitation in a caring, compassionate setting. St. Dominic’s can deliver the full spectrum of care to seriously ill patients with stroke and cerebrovascular disease.

The chief component of the program is a highly collaborative, expertly-skilled team of clinical professionals who direct and provide evidence-based care for every stroke patient. The program provides care to the adult population of Greater Jackson. Services provided include:

  • Emergency Department
  • Hospitalist Medical
  • Adult Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Acute Rehabilitation and Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Critical Care

As a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, St. Dominic’s team of experts treat the most complex cases and have proven better outcomes for patients.

St. Dominick's Health

969 Lakeland Dr, Jackson MS 39216

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

St. Dominic’s Tele-stroke program connects St. Dominic’s neurologists to patients in St. Dominic’s emergency department and to patients in outlying hospitals’ emergency departments using a telemedicine cart and laptop connections. Neurologists are able to quickly and efficiently provide a diagnosis and best treatment options using the technology.

The level of recovery from strokes is often greatly impacted by what action is taken in the first few hours after a stroke is discovered. With telemedicine, a suspected stroke patient can be seen by a specialist and receive an initial treatment at the community hospital long before he or she could have been transported directly to St. Dominic’s.

St. Dominic’s is currently partnered with six Mississippi hospitals as part of its tele-stroke program:

Do you know your stroke risk?

We are committed to providing quality primary care for you and your family thanks to a wide network of physicians you can count on. St. Dominic’s Medical Associates providers work together to bring care for every season of life. Get connected to one of our primary care providers today.
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When a Stroke Strikes, BE FAST and Visit the ER

Seconds count when it comes to a stroke, so recognizing symptoms and acting fast are crucial. This simple guide can save lives:

BE FAST Stroke Graphic


Prevention and education are pivotal to stroke patients’ recovery. Time is critical during a stroke, so we urge everyone to learn the signs of a stroke and B-E F-A-S-T (Balance, Eyesight, Face, Arm, Speech, Time):

Stroke Warning Signs: Stroke Risk Factors Include:

Why is Measuring Stroke Treatment Results Important?

IV TPA (clot-busting medication) is the Gold Standard of stroke care, as it is the only approved medication that can potentially reverse the effects of stroke. The most common and concerning complication of the medicine is bleeding in the brain, also known as hemorrhagic transformation. St. Dominic’s providers are very careful when selecting patients who are eligible to receive the IV TPA. Therefore, St. Dominic’s complication rates are significantly lower than the national average.

St. Dominic’s is also able to treat stroke through a very advanced procedure called Mechanical Endovascular Reperfusion Therapy. The most common concerning complication of this procedure is bleeding in the brain, also known as hemorrhagic transformation. St. Dominic’s providers are highly skilled and have demonstrated great success in performing these procedures. Therefore, St. Dominic’s complication rates are significantly lower than the national average.

St. Dominic’s was the first hospital in Mississippi to be named an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

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