State-of-the-art care for stroke patients
Southwest General’s award-winning Stroke Center provides state-of-the-art care for stroke patients as well as ongoing efforts in stroke prevention. Patients benefit from:
Modern and efficient acute-care facilities
Quality, compassionate care
State-of-the-art procedures and medications
Stroke-oriented patient education
An interdisciplinary team-oriented approach to care
An emphasis on wellness that continues post treatment to promote a healthy lifestyle
The Stroke Center’s programs to manage and prevent strokes include:
Emergency and first responder interaction
Community and patient education
Quality medical care and community education key factors in the management of strokes
In addition to addressing the physical needs of stroke patients, Southwest General’s Neurosciences team has worked to raise public awareness of the signs and symptoms of stroke so that people can take appropriate action and call for help if someone appears to be having a stroke.
Award-Winning Stroke Care Services
Southwest General’s Stroke Center has been awarded Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission. This certification recognizes Southwest General’s adherence to consensus-based national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients by managing and optimizing care.
Skilled and Committed Professionals
The neurologists and neurosurgeons together with the support staff that make up the Stroke Center’s medical team are specially trained to respond effectively and efficiently when patients present with stroke symptoms. As a Primary Stroke Center, Southwest General’s staff is trained to do this in compliance with the “Recommendations for Primary Stroke Centers” published by the Brain Attack Coalition. Their skills have been honed to assure that they intervene quickly to preserve brain tissue to maintain patient functions.
We Look Forward to Helping You.
For more information about the Stroke Center at Southwest General Hospital, to schedule an appointment or to register for a patient education program, please call 440-816-5050.