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Legacy Stroke Program

Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S, and the leading cause of long-term disability in adults. However, when a stroke is recognized and treated quickly, patients have a much better chance for the best possible recovery.

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National recognition

Legacy's stroke program is nationally recognized for helping people survive strokes and improve their quality of life afterwards. In fact, our hospitals rank among the best in the United States for stroke care.

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Advanced, comprehensive stroke care

All of our five adult hospitals are accredited stroke centers, and Legacy Emanuel is an accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center. We work closely with Emergency Medical Services throughout northern Oregon and southwest Washington to help identify stroke patients and get them to treatment quickly and safely. To give patients the best chance for a full recovery, rehabilitation begins before patients even leave the hospital.

Legacy Emanuel, a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, offers 24-7 advanced stroke care for the most complex and serious strokes, including hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. Patients benefit from proven minimally invasive treatments, and a dedicated neuro-intensive care unit with the most comprehensive brain monitoring equipment in the region.

Our specialized stroke care includes:

  • A highly trained specialized stroke team 
  • Minimally invasive neurointerventional radiology expertise
  • Advanced imaging and diagnostics
  • A state-of-the art, dedicated neuro-intensive care unit at Legacy Emanuel
  • Specialized stroke units at all our hospitals
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Discharge planning and education to help patients transition to rehabilitation or home
  • Support groups to help patients during and after treatment. Survivor stroke support groups held monthly at Legacy Meridian Park and Legacy Mount Hood


Our providers

Our neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventional radiologists and specially trained nurses and therapists work closely together to ensure patients receive the most advanced care. Our program is led by our medical director, recognized neurologist and stroke specialist Paul Ash, M.D.