The stroke unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital has been named as one of the best in the country.
The RD&E is the first hospital in the South West to be given the top grade A score in a national audit of stroke care.
The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme is conducted by the Royal College of Physicians.
An A grade means the hospital delivers the highest standards of care from when people are admitted to when they are discharged.
Around 700 stroke patients are treated at The RD&E every year.