Merit Health designated a Level 3 Stroke Center

Merit Health designated a Level 3 Stroke Center


CANTON — Merit Health Madison has been designated as a Level 3 Stroke Center in the statewide Stroke System of Care by the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Mississippi Healthcare Alliance. The Madison County hospital is equipped to provide Level 3 stroke services 24 hours a day, as indicated in the state guidelines. 

Trey Nichols, DO, is Merit Health Madison’s Emergency Department Director and leads a dedicated team of healthcare professionals who ensure that stroke patients are treated effectively and efficiently close to home in Madison County, with patient outcomes being closely monitored and benchmarked against national standards.

“We are extremely pleased to be designated a Level 3 Stroke Center,” says Dr. Nichols. “At Merit Health Madison our goal is to be able to provide outstanding care and treatment for all patients, not only for Madison County, but for the surrounding underserved communities in Mississippi. For patients experiencing stroke symptoms, every second counts to preserve neurological capacity. Our team of dedicated healthcare professionals take utmost pride in becoming an integral part of the stroke team.”

“It is exciting to have Merit Health Madison recognized as a Statewide System of Care Level 3 Stroke Center,” said David Henry, CEO of Merit Health Madison. “As we continue to grow, this designation confirms our passion in delivering safe, high quality care for our patients. This is a positive step forward in our vision to expand care to our communities we serve and I'm very thankful for the dedication of each individual in our organization.”

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