The Stroke Center at St. Mary's Medical Center has earned the Gold
Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke
Center. It has also earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke
Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality
Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes
the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke
treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines
based on the latest scientific evidence.
Our team of nurses and physicians are certified by the National Institutes
of Health and are specially trained to provide quick diagnoses and treatment
for individuals suffering from strokes. Our neurologist, radiologists
and Emergency Room physicians all work together to obtain the necessary
tests to confirm stroke diagnoses and begin treatment. Some of these procedures
include CTs, CTAs and CT perfusion.
The 24/7 inpatient emergent stroke care we provide, our quick response
time and our rehabilitation unit assure that we can meet the needs of
Time is of the Essence
According to the American Stroke Association, every 45 seconds someone
in America has a stroke. About every three minutes someone dies from one.
Call 911 if you experience stroke symptoms to begin receiving treatment
as soon as possible and to prevent further damage.
Warning signs of a stroke include:
- Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg, especially on one
side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or trouble understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or loss of coordination
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.
Types of Strokes
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