Since opening its doors in 2010, The Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center has become a magnet for patients from across the Southeast. Designated a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center in 2013, the Marcus Center is one of a handful of elite facilities providing complex stroke care in the United States. Our Center and the others are recognized leaders responsible for setting the national agenda in highly specialized stroke care. Last year, the Center performed nearly 3,000 procedures, caring for people from all walks of life and economic backgrounds.
Established by a multi-million dollar gift from the Marcus Foundation, the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is a Neurocritical Care Unit for acute, time-dependent neurological emergencies. It incorporates the most advanced equipment and a host of ground-breaking advancements in method and facility design. It is the first of its kind in the region and accepts patients from across the Southeast and beyond.
Built around a family-centered care model, the doctors and staff at the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center are committed to fighting stroke before it ever strikes. We are proud to offer:
- Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission – one of only four in the state
- A certified Primary Stroke Center – one of 42 in the state
- The first hospital in Georgia to offer round-the-clock stroke care
- Comprehensive services including stroke awareness and education
If you or someone near you experiences any symptoms of stroke, call 911 immediately. Even if the symptoms seem minor, don’t hesitate. Failure to call for emergency help can affect the chances for recovery or even survival.
The Stroke Center Team
The Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that provides optimal care for stroke patients. The Stroke Center team includes:
- Emergency Department physicians
- Neurocritical care nurses
- Neuroimaging technologists
- Specialty trained ancillary and support staff
We are proud to partner with organizations throughout the community to raise awareness of stroke prevention and treatment availability. Our partners include:
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Morehouse School of Medicine
- American Heart Association
- Georgia Coverdell Registry