Seconds Matter During a Stroke
At Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (SMCHH), we understand that every second matters when it comes to stroke. As a Certified Primary Stroke Center, SMCHH provides rapid and individualized treatment, ensuring the best possible stroke care. SMCHH takes care of patients throughout all stages of a stroke, from emergency care to rehabilitation. We are proud to have the highest qualified medical professionals and facility for stroke patients, including a fully-equipped ER for emergency patients, both an inpatient and outpatient therapy center for recovering patients, and the professionals and resources to continue prevention education.
Our goal is to treat stroke patients and restore them to their highest level of physical, social, cognitive and emotional independence as well as help prevent any future stroke-related medical problems. Trust the stroke experts at SMCHH when it comes to the care of you or your loved ones. When seconds matter most, choose Seton Medical Center Harker Heights.
Stop Strokes Before They Happen
- Stop smoking
- Stay active
- Maintain a healthy diet
- If diabetic, monitor your blood pressure and blood sugar
- See your primary care provider regularly
Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
To become a Certified Primary Stroke Center, Seton Medical Center Harker Heights engaged in evaluation by the Joint Commission. This certification affirms SMCHH’s readiness to provide for stroke-related medical problems with a high level of expertise and a full spectrum of care including diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education. The requirements to receive a Primary Stroke Center Certification are based on the most current recommendations from the Brain Attack Coalition (BAC), American Heart Association (AHA), American Stroke Association (ASA) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Conditions of participation.
Setting the Standard for Stroke Care
Seton Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award for 2020. Facilities that receive this prestigious recognition are top-performers in stroke care and prevention.
To qualify for this award, Seton Medical Center Harker Heights met specific quality achievement measures for two consecutive years including:
- Providing patients with sufficient educational materials to promote health management after discharge.
- Scheduling follow-up visits or any needed transitional care interventions.
- Using the proper medications and treatment plans for stroke patients.