Navigate Up

​Stroke Services at UPMC Horizon

Stroke patients need immediate intervention. UPMC Horizon’s emergency departments, located at the Shenango Valley and Greenville campuses, have the capability to diagnose and treat patients suffering from strokes.

Telemedicine services provide an immediate connection to experts at the UPMC Stroke Institute, and, if a higher level of care is needed, patients may be transferred to a tertiary care facility, such as UPMC Hamot or UPMC Presbyterian.

Our Services

  • Acute stroke care with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a clot dissolving medication.
  • Medical treatment of stroke patients, including  anti-clotting medications, medications for lowering cholesterol, and management of blood pressure.
  • Inpatient rehabilitation services including speech, occupational, and physical therapy.
  • Evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders, gait problems, aphasia, and weakness.
  • Inpatient rehabilitation consultation by a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist

Stroke Telemedicine

The UPMC Stroke Telemedicine program links emergency department physicians at UPMC’s community hospitals to experts at the UPMC Stroke Institute via high quality video conferencing equipment. Physicians at the Stroke Institute are able to assess the patient, read test results, and advise local physicians on appropriate treatment.

Follow Up Care

While you may choose any facility for your follow up care, within the hospital, the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute at UPMC Horizon provides inpatient rehabilitation for stroke patients. UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, which has three locations in UPMC Horizon’s service area, offers physical and occupational therapy, among other services, in an outpatient setting.

Home health care services are also available through UPMC Home Healthcare, though you may choose any home health care service you like.

How to Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

If someone has a stroke, you need to act fast – as in F.A.S.T.

F – Face Drooping
A – Arm Weakness
S – Speech Difficulty
T – Time to Call 911

Learn more about strokes

Other Educational Resources
The American Heart Association
The American Cancer Society

Our Experts

Marlene Bednar, MD
Michael Matthews, MD

Mark Fennema, DO
Medical director, Emergency Department

Robert Brown, DO
William Trachtman, MD​
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation​​​​

Contact Us

UPMC Horizon–Greenville
110 North Main St.
Greenville, PA 16125

UPMC Horizon–Shenango Valley
2200 Memorial Drive
Farrell, PA 16121

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-533-UPMC or request an appointment online.

Stroke Warning Signs - Face, Arms, Speech, Time (Infographic)


UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA |