Stroke Center

The First Certified Primary Stroke Center in Central Texas

The Stroke Center has been awarded the Gold Level Performance Award from the American Heart Association – Get with the Guidelines Program showing improvement in acute stroke treatment and prevention of secondary events.  Our stroke patients and their families can rest assured that they are receiving the best possible care in the industry.



The Stroke Center at Providence is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission and a Level II - Stroke Center designated by The State of Texas.  Currently, these are the highest levels of recognition available.  The center is comprised of highly trained professionals that provide compassionate care to our stroke survivors and their families utilizing the latest technologies. 


Providence Healthcare Network has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission. This means that this center provides the next generation of stroke care and has met and seeks to maintain The Joint Commission's high standards in providing stroke care.



Stroke is a brain attack and should be
treated as an Emergency!

  Don’t ignore the signs and symptoms of stroke,
 call 9-1-1 immediately
Time lost is brain lost!


For more information about stroke, contact Kristen Velez, BSN, RN, CCRN, Stroke Program Coordinator, at 254-751-4036 or by email at kvelez@phn-waco.org.

Additional resources include: American Stroke Association or National Stroke Association.