"Treating Stroke As Aggressively as Heart Disease"
The Stroke Center features:
- A dedicated unit just for stroke patients;
- An educated, multidisciplinary team of physicians, stroke-certified nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists whose goal is to immediately treat and stabilize the patient. Then, assess functions that need repair. Provide specialized nursing care. Get patients started on therapies to restore function. Work with patient, family members and friends on an outpatient therapy plan that continues to maximize function.
- An educated Emergency Department team prepared to treat stroke patients immediately on arrival at the hospital, with thrombylitic (clot-busting) therapy. Radiology and nuclear medicine staff ready to carry out emergency tests to determine type and location of stroke. Neurosurgeons on-call, as needed.
- Team committed to following the stroke therapeutic protocol outlined in the National Stroke Association's "Get-With-The-Guidelines."
- Dedicated Stroke Center Medical Director and Stroke Nurse Clinical Coordinator .
TIME IS BRAIN
If you think you are experiencing a stroke or a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), and you are able to call 9-1-1, do so immediately. If someone is with you, have him or her call 9-1-1.
Stroke Education Program
We're eager to educate the community about stroke. If you're interested in a stroke education program, call a stroke nurse at (517) 975-7486.
Stroke Health Information
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