The Texas Department of State Health Services designated Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital a primary stroke center, according to a July 28 news release. This means the hospital can now offer patients advanced care with the latest technology, infrastructure, staff and training.

“This designation is a result of hard work by affiliated physicians and staff at Memorial Hermann Cypress who ensure patients receive exceptional stroke treatment,” Memorial Hermann Cypress CEO Jerry Ashworth said in a statement.

Other hospitals in the system offering the same level of care include:
  • Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
Comprehensive stroke care centers in the hospital system include:
  • Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
“Our network of accredited primary and comprehensive stroke centers work together to provide timely care for patients, reduce the burden of stroke and improve survival outcomes in the greater Houston community,” said Sandi Shaw, Memorial Hermann Neuroscience Service Line Stroke Program director, in a statement.

According to the release, stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death and a leading cause of serious long-term disability in the U.S., where there are more than 7 million stroke survivors.

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