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Conditions and Disorders

Conemaugh Health System's comprehensive neuroscience program includes state-of-the-art surgical care, medical treatment methods, holistic care, research, and ongoing support for patients, families, and friends.


Diagnosis

Diagnosis of a neurological condition often includes sophisticated imaging tests performed by neuroradiology specialists at Conemaugh Advanced Imaging and the radiology team at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Upon diagnosis, the team quickly begins to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that best meets patient needs.

Primary Stroke Center

Conemaugh Health System provides stroke care at its four hospitals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Conemaugh Meyersdale and Conemaugh Nason Medical Centers are Joint Commission accredited as Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals and Conemaugh Memorial is a Joint Commission accredited Primary Stroke Center and has received the American Heart Association Gold Plus award.

Conemaugh Miners, Conemaugh Meyersdale, and Conemaugh Nason have the technology to have stroke patients evaluated via telestroke (telemedicine) capabilities by a Neurologist at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.  IV Alteplase or t-PA (clot busting medication) can be given at all of the Conemaugh facilities to eligible patients for acute ischemic stroke. IV Alteplase recipients will then be transferred to Conemaugh Memorial to one of the designated stroke units where experienced staff and Neurologists use the latest methods and technology to diagnose, treat, and care for stroke patients.   Non IV Alteplase patients can be kept at their local Conemaugh facility and receive continued stroke care.

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center's Stroke Program offers:

  • 24-hour staff readiness
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment to help track and monitor patient progress
  • Telemedicine capabilities
  • IV Alteplase or t-PA (clot busting medication)
  • Sophisticated computer technology that provides patient lab results, diagnostic information, discharge information and other confidential data quickly and securely
  • Rapid CT scanning and medication administration for stroke patients.
  • Direct access to neurologists for emergent and continued stroke care