Comprehensive Stroke Center

NCH is committed to better stroke care and has cutting edge techniques and advanced equipment that allow us to deliver FAST stroke care.

  • NCH received AHA "Get with The Guidelines - Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award"
  • NCH is a Joint Commission designated Primary Stroke Center
  • NCH is the only AHCA designated Comprehensive Stroke Center in Collier County
  • NCH has 16 Neurologists, 6 Neurosurgeons, 6 Teleneurologist and 2 Interventional Radiologists to treat stroke

Stroke is An Emergency! Act F.A.S.T.
  • F - Face. Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • A - Arms. Ask the person to raise both arms. Is one arm numb or drift downward? 
  • S - Speech.  Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are their words slurred? Can the person repeat the sentence correctly?
  • T - Time. If the person shows any of these signs CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY! Getting that person to the hospital as quickly as possible is the key to minimizing the damage of stroke!
  • Rapid assessment in the Emergency Room
  • Expedited CT Scan
  • Quick neurological consult
  • Administration of clot busting drugs for patients who qualify
  • Specialized training for our staff

Stroke Education & Events

The Stroke Club Support Group occurs on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:00-3:30pm in the dining area of the Brookdale Center.

The Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Rehabilitation is located at the NCH North Naples Hospital 11190 Health Park Blvd, Naples, FL 34110. For additional information, please call (239) 624-1587

  • High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke.
  • If you are diabetic, watch your blood sugar.
  • Don’t smoke. If you smoke, stop. Get your doctor’s help. You don’t have to go it alone.
  • If you have high cholesterol, make diet changes and take any medicine the doctor has prescribed
  • If you have heart rhythm disturbances like atrial fibrillation, you are at greater risk for stroke. Be sure to take the ‘blood thinning’ medicine your doctor gives you.
  • Try to lose those ‘few extra pounds’. Controlling your weight will reduce your risk for stroke, lower your cholesterol and control your diabetes.
  • TIA’s are often called mini-strokes. This is a temporary interruption to the blood flow to the brain, and warns you that you are at risk for having a larger stroke. Report this to your doctor and get screened for stroke. Carotid artery disease. The arteries in your neck can become blocked causing lack of blood flow to the brain and cause a stroke.
  • Family History. If your mother or father had a stroke you are more at risk for having one also. Knowing that someone in your family has had a stroke makes it easier for you to identify that you need to make the lifestyle changes to prevent stroke.
  • If you have had a stroke yourself it puts you at greater risk for having another. Follow your doctors recommendations for decreasing your risks and take your medicines as prescribed.
  • If you are of African American descent you are at greater risk for stroke. This is because conditions that can cause stroke are very common in African Americans. The best treatment for stroke is prevention. You can improve your risk by making the changes to improve your health.

NCH Stroke Center Locations:

To request an appointment or schedule service with an NCH Physician Group doctor, please call (239) 624-8106 or the Access Healthline (239) 624-1999. You may also visit our online Physician Directory, Find a Doctor.

If you have a problem that requires immediate attention please call the NCH Healthcare System switchboard (239) 624-5000. Please note: NCH cannot provide medical advice over the phone. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or seek emergency medical help.