Acute Stroke Ready

Sentara Independence has earned certification from DNV GL Healthcare and is recognized as an Acute Stroke Ready (ASR) Center.  As an Acute Stroke Ready Center, Sentara Independence has the infrastructure and capability to care for acute stroke, including administration of intravenous thrombolytic therapy (also known as tissue plasminogen activator "tPA" or aleplase). An ASR has fewer overall capabilities than a Primary Stroke Center, but has staff and resources able to diagnose, stabilize, treat, and transfer most patients with stroke.