Stroke prevention and treatment is one of the main focuses of neurological care at John C. Lincoln. As the third most common cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of disability, stroke symptoms often go unrecognized, causing irreversible damage to the brain.
Offering a higher standard of stroke treatment and education, both John C. Lincoln North Mountain and John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospitals are certified as Primary Stroke Centers by DNV Healthcare, an international certifying agency approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. North Mountain was previously accredited as a Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. These certifications demonstrate the commitment to excellence in providing care that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
About Stroke: What You Should Know
Signs of Stroke:
- F - Face: Does it droop on one side?
- A - Arms: Are they equally strong
- S - Speech: Is it slurred or garbled?
- T - Time: When stroke strikes, call 9-1-1 immediately!
John C. Lincoln wants you — and your loved ones — to know the risk factors and classic symptoms of stroke. When you suspect a stroke, think "F.A.S.T." and call 9-1-1 immediately.
- Stroke Symptoms: Protect yourself and your loved ones by knowing the warning signs of stroke.
- Stroke Treatment: If stroke symptoms are observed by our emergency team, patients are evaluated by a physical check, consultation with a neurologist, CT scans and blood tests.
- Stroke Prevention: Learn about the two types of stroke, major risk factors for stroke and preventive programs offered by our Primary Stroke Center.
Think of stroke as a "brain attack" — a true emergency, like a heart attack. By blocking or rupturing a blood vessel in the brain, stroke interrupts the oxygen supply, killing nearly 2 million brain cells each minute. Rapid medical treatment — started within three hours after the onset of symptoms — can make the difference between a lifetime of disability and full recovery.
For a referral to a John C. Lincoln neuro-specialist, call 602-943-1111.