Stroke Center

When a stroke occurs, time is of the essence. It’s important to know the warning signs of a stroke and to seek treatment immediately. At UPMC Western Maryland, we provide award-winning care to our stroke patients.

Warning Signs of a Stroke

One in six people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime. Get to know the common signs that indicate a stroke:

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance and coordination
  • Severe headache with no known cause

Remember, getting immediate medical attention for stroke is crucial to preventing disability and death, so don’t delay–call 9-1-1.

Stroke Center Team

Our expansive team at UPMC Western Maryland will treat you or your family member with effective care to minimize the permanent effects a stroke can leave. Our three neurologists are also highly dedicated to the care of our patients, sharing on-call time to provide 24/7 stroke care. The full team consists of:

  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Emergency Department
  • Radiology Department
  • Progressive Care Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit


Stroke Care Coordinator
Phone: 240-964-1081

After Discharge

As a Gold Plus award-winning center, we support you even after discharge. You or your family member has the benefit of staying in the hospital for their outpatient rehabilitation, providing you with all the resources of acute care if needed. Additionally, you can have continued care by the same neurologist who treated you as an inpatient. Following rehabilitation, you are invited to take part in a stroke support group which meets monthly at UPMC Western Maryland.