Comprehensive Stroke Center

As the area’s stroke leader with a Comprehensive Stroke Center, at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, minutes matter.

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When Stroke Strikes, We're Ready.dnv badge for certified comprehensive stroke center 

HSHS St. Vincent Hospital is certified from DNV GL Healthcare as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence and commitment to excellence for treatment of serious stroke events.  

Based on national standards, this certification reiterates our commitment to excellence for the families throughout Northeast Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula and beyond – recognizing HSHS St. Vincent Hospital as one of the best-equipped hospitals in our area to treat any kind of stroke.  

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BE FAST and Spot the Signs

Seconds count when you or a loved one is experiencing a stroke. It’s vital to receive stroke treatment as quickly as possible. Use the BE-FAST acronym to remember stroke warning signs. If you notice or experience any of these, dial, don’t drive. Call 911 immediately and go to the  Comprehensive Stroke Center. We’re ready for you. 

B  - Balance difficulty: Sudden loss of balance or coordination, weakness or dizziness 

E  - Eye changes: Sudden onset of vision changes in one or both eyes 

- Face drooping: Sudden onset of facial drooping, usually on one side 

- Arm weakness: Sudden weakness or numbness in the arm, leg or face, usually on one side of the body 

- Slurred speech: Sudden onset of trouble speaking or difficulty in understanding speech 

T  - Terrible headache: Sudden onset of severe headache with no known cause 

Outstanding Stroke Care Exceeds National Outcomes  

Our hospital has the personnel, infrastructure and expertise to quickly diagnose and treat stroke patients with extreme efficiency due to the time-critical nature for those who require intensive medical and surgical care, specialized tests or interventional therapies. Providing the full spectrum of stroke care from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and education every step of the way, we deliver the highest quality of care.

  • We surpass national benchmarks by constantly achieving higher rates of successful discharge – demonstrating our commitment to helping patients, who are treated at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital for stroke, return home.  
  • Ranked third in the state for thrombectomies, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital is proud to recognized for its expertise in prioritizing the best patient outcomes - providing families with peace of mind that you’ll get advanced care from an experienced health care team.  

Giving Patients the Best Chance of Recovery

HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and the has the most experienced stroke care team in Green Bay. Here, we focus focuses on five main areas for our stroke patients: speed, support, expertise, innovation and empathy. 

Speed. Efficient, streamlined processes and equipment help us manage stroke patients quickly, so long-term effects are minimized and outcomes improved as much as possible.

Support. Programs like BE-FAST for stroke signs and symptoms, stroke screenings, support groups, customized educational materials, resources and consultations help people know when they’re having a stroke and how they can take steps to reduce their risk factors.

Expertise. Our multidisciplinary teams, in partnership with Prevea Health, offers the highest quality in stroke care and rehabilitation, including neurointerventional radiologist, neurologists, radiologists, diagnostic technicians, neurology specialty-trained nurses, certified neuroscience registered nurses within the ICU, case managers, outpatient therapists, neuropsychologists  and behavioral care therapists.

Innovation. Our investment in stroke treatment includes an accredited EEG lab for diagnosis, the area’s largest inpatient stroke rehab unit located inside HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, advanced clot-removal technologies and much more. All in Green Bay.

Empathy. Guided by our Franciscan spirituality and core values of respect, care, competence and joy, stroke sufferers can be assured treatment comes from those who take a sincere interest in their lives.

Key services

  • Cervical and intracranial angioplasty stent
  • Diagnostic cerebral and spinal angiography
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Mechanical thrombectomy
  • Treatment of ruptured and unruptured aneurysms with the latest technology
  • Tumor embolization
  • Vertebroplasty

Treatment of

  • Aneurysms
  • Epistaxis/nosebleed
  • Stroke in adults and children
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Cerebral artery stenosis
  • Spinal compression fractures
  • Vertebral artery stenosis
  • Chronic subdural hematoma (brain hemorrhage)
  • Intracranial atherosclerotic disease