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Primary Stroke Center

Trident and Summerville Medical Centers are certified stroke centers, each earning the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Advanced Primary Stroke Centers. The nationally recognized advanced primary stroke centers are conveniently located on I26 off exit 205 and on Midland Parkway in Summerville. Please remember, a stroke is a medical emergency. If you or someone you know is suffering from a stroke call 9-1-1 immediately.

Every minute matters

A stroke is sudden brain damage due to a lack of blood flow to the brain caused by a clot or rupture of a blood vessel. The faster a stroke gets treated- the less brain damage a person will suffer. Know the warning signs of stroke and think FAST. Trident Medical Center strives to exceed national benchmarks for getting stroke victims into treatment. Certified stroke care professionals – emergency department specialists, neurologists, hospitalists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists and technicians – work together to address every need the stroke patient may have.

Joint Commission seal

The Joint Commission: Stroke

Recognized for making exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care.

Stroke Support Group

Have you or someone you know suffered a stroke? Take advantage of Trident Health’s free support group.

We provide an environment for stroke survivors and caregivers to share experiences, challenges, and resources to better guide them in their new role as a stroke survivor. Light refreshments provided.

When: We meet the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: Summerville Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Classroom

To register, call (843) 847-4177.