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Stroke Center

Rapid identification and treatment for patients with the initial signs of stroke

Act FAST at these common signs of a stroke:

FACE Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
ARMS Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
SPEECH Speech or language difficulty. Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Is the person confused? Can he/she repeat the sentence correctly?
TIME CALL 9-1-1 if the patient suddenly shows any of these symptoms or they are accompanied by loss of vision or double vision, loss of balance with dizziness, or “the worst headache of his/her life.” Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, clumsiness. There may be a sudden loss of strength or sensation in the face, arm or leg, or a combination of the three.
F.A.S.T. is a pre-hospital stroke screening tool

During the first three hours after an ischemic stroke, intervention is crucial in order to restore circulation to the brain and prevent further damage. Good Samaritan uses a multidisciplinary, team approach that focuses on achieving the highest quality of care to reduce patient complications and costs.

So if you think you're having a stroke, or you are experiencing stroke symptoms call 9-1-1 and get qualified help.

Joint Commission Certified Stroke CenterRapid Response Stroke Team
A dedicated stroke team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This team includes a medical director, emergency department physicians, a neurologist, and two stroke nurse coordinators, along with neuroradiologists and specially trained stroke nurses. These specialists oversee the stroke patient’s care from entry into the emergency department through rehabilitation and discharge.

To find a doctor specializing in stroke care and treatment, or to talk to a nurse about stroke symptoms, Call our 24-hr Consult-A-Nurse® toll free line at 1-888-724-2DOC(2362)