The Neuroscience Program at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital is one of the most advanced of its kind in Houston. Affiliated neurologists and neurosurgeons provide patients round-the-clock access to specialists equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of neurological illnesses. The multidisciplinary team also includes critical care nurses, a nurse practitioner trained in neurology and other specialized medical support personnel.

The program features a dedicated 16-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, which enables the Memorial Hermann Southwest neurology team to provide effective care and intervention to patients suffering from catastrophic brain injuries and neurological disorders.

Recognized by The Joint Commission (TJC) as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Memorial Hermann Southwest is equipped to rapidly diagnose and treat stroke victims. We can also evaluate and treat patients transported from other stroke centers.

Our Level IV Trauma Center at Memorial Hermann Southwest provides high-level neurological care to patients with a wide range of neurotrauma conditions, including head injuries.

General Neuroscience Services

At Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, we offer programs and procedures that treat a wide variety of neurological disorders and conditions conveniently in Southwest Houston. Our scope of services includes the diagnosis and/or treatment of:

Comprehensive Stroke Center

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital has received a Comprehensive Stroke Center certification by The Joint Commission and is the only Comprehensive Stroke Center on the southwest side of Houston. This hospital is also recognized by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Stroke is the nation's fifth-leading cause of death and is the primary cause of adult disability. When a stroke occurs, getting expert treatment quickly is critical, as the prognosis for the patient is highly dependent on that variable. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the team at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital is specially trained to do just that.

Our skilled stroke teams are comprised of affiliated neurologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, emergency physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, speech and language pathologists and social workers. Memorial Hermann Southwest offers state-of-the-art treatment for any type of acute or hemorrhagic stroke. Our team has a wide-array of treatment options including Alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication that greatly improves outcomes and long-term recovery, is used for acute stroke patients who qualify.

Diagnostic Services

Patients at Memorial Hermann Southwest have access to some of the most advanced diagnostic technologies available, including:

  • 64-slice computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • PET/CT scan
  • Electroencephalography(EEG)

Clinical Trials

We currently have several investigational new drug trials for acute stroke patients being conducted at Southwest. For more information on participating in a clinical trial or study, please e-mail us at

Contact Us

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
7600 Beechnut St
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 456-5000

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