Patient Experiences the Award-Winning BSA Stroke Center

May 30, 2023

BSA Health System is excited to announce it has earned the Primary Plus Stroke Center designation by DNV. This new certification and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award reflects BSA’s commitment to providing high-quality services for patients when seconds matter most. As the only hospital in the region with 24/7/365 thrombectomy coverage, patients like Steve Courts can depend on BSA for award-winning care.

A few months ago, Steve was home eating breakfast and suddenly lost all feeling on the left side of his body. Recognizing the symptoms of a stroke, Steve’s wife quickly drove him to the BSA Emergency Room. A CT scan revealed a blood clot in Steve’s brain. Within 20 minutes, Interventional Radiologist Nilay Mehta, M.D. had Steve in the operating room. “Through all this, I made peace with God because I thought this was it,” recalled Steve.

Before removing the blood clot, Dr. Mehta reassured Steve: “I want you to look at me, focus and look in my eyes. Coming around the corner, I looked at your CT scan again. I know exactly where it’s at, and I’m going to get it.”

When Steve awoke from the procedure, he could immediately move the left side of his body. By the next morning, Dr. Mehta greeted Steve, who was sitting in his chair eating breakfast. Due to the fast action of his wife, Dr. Mehta and the BSA team, Steve was able to fully recover in no time!

Multiple radiologists, an experienced stroke team and two dedicated bi-plane radiology suites ensure patients have access to rapid and individualized stroke treatment. Learn more about the 24/7/365 award-winning services offered at the BSA Stroke Center at When seconds matter most, choose BSA.