Why Choose Us
On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
At Riverside, we have a team of dedicated professionals that work together across our entire system to ensure that patients have the very best in stroke care. From a multi-specialty team of doctors that includes neurointerventionalists, neurologists and neurosurgeons, to advanced care practitioners, nurses, therapists and social workers – our entire team is ready to quickly identify, diagnose, and treat stroke across the region.
Southeastern Virginia's Only Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
RRMC has also been awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Primary Stroke Centers
Advanced Technology to Diagnose and Treat Stroke
This new technology helps physicians determine which patients are good candidates for mechanical thrombectomy, which is a procedure to surgically remove a blot clot from the brain. For stroke patients it means the narrow window for intervention potentially quadruples, to 24 hours from the onset of symptoms.
Treating Stoke and Other Conditions with Neurovascular Intervention
Riverside’s stroke experts also use a neurointerventional biplane system to help diagnose stroke and other neurological abnormalities and treat them with minimally invasive procedures such as clot removal, aneurysm repair, open carotid artery blockages, and even severe nosebleeds. This dedicated equipment uses special instruments threaded inside the blood vessels of the brain and neck.