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Unmatched Care for Stroke

Our highly trained stroke team delivers leading-edge, comprehensive stroke care to patients in our communities across five counties at WellSpan acute care hospitals. Stroke care services include primary prevention of stroke, post-stroke secondary prevention, and follow-up care and rehabilitation. WellSpan's team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, therapists and other clinical staff provides state-of-the-science stroke care that allows you to stay in your home community.

If you need advanced surgical or neuroendovasculoar stroke care, you can transfer from your local WellSpan Primary Stroke Center to the Comprehensive Stroke Center at WellSpan York Hospital and stay within the WellSpan Health system. Staying within WellSpan provides you with continuity of care and peace-of-mind knowing your WellSpan stroke providers are in close communication to coordinate your best care.

Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers Throughout Central Pennsylvania

All six of the WellSpan stroke centers have received prestigious designations for their expertise in stroke care and quality in patient outcomes: 

We take a team-based approach to your care at WellSpan – not only within the stroke team, but also in our close coordination of services with other WellSpan specialty providers. If you need additional care from other providers – such as cardiology, nephrology or endocrinology – we can seamlessly connect you with those WellSpan providers to help you continue on the road to wellness. We also work closely with your primary care provider to keep them informed and involved each step of the way. 



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Conditions Treated

We provide care for the full range of stroke disorders, including:

  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

How We Can Help

Advanced Care and Intervention

Our team is highly experienced in caring for patients who have suffered a stroke and who have conditions that could lead to a stroke in the future. We can provide a wide-range of medical therapies, including the life-saving, clot-busting medication called tPA, short for tissue plasminogen activator. When delivered early in a ischemic stroke, this medication breaks up the clot causing the stroke, restoring blood flow to the brain.

Neuro-Endovascular Services

If you’ve suffered a stroke, we are able to offer advanced care in the form of aneurysmal repair after an aneurysm rupture, as well as elective aneurysm repair surgery. We also offer the following services:

  • Carotid stenting
  • Craniotomy for cerebral hematoma evacuation
  • Intraarterial altaplace for large vessel occlusion
  • Intracerebral aneurysm clipping
  • Intracerebral stenting
  • Intracerebral tumor embolization
  • Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator post-stroke
  • Mechanical thrombectomy for large vessel occlusion

Follow-Up Care and Rehabilitation

Our neurohospitalists and advanced practice clinicians work strictly in the hospital setting to care for stroke patients. As part of their hospital stay, each stroke patient will undergo evaluations and treatment by physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. If needed, you will continue to receive these services on an outpatient basis after hospital discharge.

Treatment for Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)

We provide treatment for AVMs, including intracerebral repair.

Advanced Diagnostics

The stroke team uses the latest in technology for diagnosing strokes and related conditions, including diagnostic cerebral angiography.


Physicians

Distances are estimated from zip code: 17401. Update zip code

Ellen Deibert, MD

Ellen Deibert, MD, FAHA

Distance: 2.6 mi.

Grant Sorkin, MD

Grant Sorkin, MD, FAANS

Distance: 3.1 mi.

Anthony C. Torres, DO

Anthony C. Torres, DO

Distance: 3.1 mi.

Robert Sterling Jr., MD

Robert Sterling Jr., MD

Distance: 3.1 mi.

John Mingle, MD

John Mingle, MD

Distance: 32.7 mi.

John Shank, CRNP

John Shank, CRNP

Distance: 3.1 mi.

Jillian Krebs, CRNP

Jillian Krebs, CRNP

Distance: 3.1 mi.

Ara Kapterian, CRNP

Ara Kapterian, CRNP

Distance: 3.1 mi.

Debbra Millhausen, CRNP

Debbra Millhausen, CRNP

Distance: 3.1 mi.


Locations

Distances are estimated from zip code: 17401. Update zip code

WellSpan York Hospital

Distance: 1.2 mi.
1001 S. George St.
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-2345

WellSpan York Hospital

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

Distance: 28.6 mi.
147 Gettys St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-2121

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital

Distance: 30.6 mi.
252 S. 4th St.
Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 270-7500

WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital

Distance: 32.7 mi.
169 Martin Ave.
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 733-0311

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital

WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital

Distance: 47.0 mi.
501 E. Main St.
Waynesboro, PA 17268
(717) 765-4000

WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital

Distance: 48.8 mi.
112 N. 7th St.
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 267-3000

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital

Awards and Accreditations

  • All WellSpan stroke centers have received Gold Plus and Target Stroke, Silver Plus and Target Stroke, or Gold Plus designations from the American Heart and American Stroke Association. These designations demonstrate our commitment to high quality and ongoing improvement to our patient care in stroke.