Stroke Program


If you think you may be having a stroke, call 911 immediately.

Regional Medical Center's (RMC) Primary Stroke Program is a multidisciplinary program that is led by the new director, Tushar Trivedi MD, MPH, PhD, a board certified neurologist. The program cares for patients throughout the hospital, from the Emergency Department to the Stroke Unit, and incorporates state-of-the-art approaches to caring for those patients affected by stroke.

RMC’s Primary Stroke Program is affiliated with the MUSC Health Telestroke Program, providing urgent telestroke evaluations and treatment available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Stroke symptoms include the sudden onset of:

  • Facial droop; uneven smile
  • Arm or leg numbness or weakness
  • Slurred speech; difficulty speaking or understanding
  • Vision problems
  • Dizziness
  • Severe headache
  • Balance difficulty

BE FAST! Every minute counts. To minimize damage to the brain, treatment must begin shortly after the onset of symptoms. If individuals experience stroke symptoms, they should call 911 and get to the hospital immediately.

Stroke Survivor Tracy PlushPlush girls standing together for a family picture.

As Tracy Plush held her granddaughter one day, her daughter noticed something was wrong and knew she had to act fast. "If it weren’t for the fast actions of the RMC team and the doctor at MUSC, I would not be the person I am today … Nothing was left to chance,” said Plush, stroke survivor and busy working mother and grandmother. She was given the life-saving medicine tPA, and within minutes her stroke symptoms began to reverse. Plush was discharged home, symptom-free within days.

The Joint Commission logoAccreditation & Achievements

The Joint Commission, in conjunction with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, awarded the Regional Medical Center (RMC) with Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center.

RMC received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. These awards recognize the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Stroke Support Groups

Stroke survivors and their family caregivers need help adjusting to the changes in their lives. Stroke support groups challenge people to get beyond their limitations. Social interaction and simply feeling connected to others helps ease the depression and isolation so common after ‪stroke.

RMC Primary Stroke Program's Stroke Support Group is temporarily canceled due to COVID-19.

Stroke Program Location