Jackson Hospital continuously strives for superior stroke care. In fact, we’re designated as a Primary Stroke Center. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients having strokes.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and it’s a leading cause of disability. When it comes to stroke treatment, seconds count. From the moment of admission through discharge, our first-rate, dedicated care team works together to provide consistently exceptional patient care, as quickly as we can. In fact, we have a rapid response stroke team available 24/7 to evaluate and treat anyone who might be having a stroke.
Know Your Risks Factors and Warning Signs of Stroke
By knowing your risk factors for stroke, you may be able to prevent a stroke from happening. Risk factors include:
• High Blood Pressure
• Heart Disease
• Certain Blood Disorders
• Excessive Alcohol Intake
• High Cholesterol
• Illegal Drug Use
• Physical Inactivity and Obesity
• Sleep Apnea
Be aware of the warning signs of stroke. It’s important to Be Fast:
Balance—Sudden loss of balance.
Eyes—Sudden trouble seeing out of one or both eyes.
Face drooping—Ask the person to smile. Is one side of their face suddenly numb or weak?
Arm weakness—Is one arm or one side of the person's body suddenly numb or weak? Ask them to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech difficulty—Is the person's speech suddenly slurred or garbled? Can they repeat a sentence?
Time—Go seek medical care by calling 911. Treatment within the first 3 hours of signs of a stroke is critical.
And when you do seek treatment, you’ll be in good hands with Jackson Hospital’s Stroke Center team.
The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Jackson Hospital with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Jackson Hospital's Primary Stroke Center Certification has demonstrated that their program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.