Use the FAST test to recognize and respond to the signs of stroke.
Source: National Stroke Association
United Hospital has been awarded certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DHV GL Healthcare. Certification as a Comprehensive Stoke Center is recognition that we are able to offer the highest level of treatment and care available for stroke patients, including advanced neuro-interventional radiology, neurosurgery, and neuro-critical care services.
The Stroke Center at United Hospital provides an integrated and comprehensive approach to stroke care from diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation while offering evidence-based, best-of-practice acute care and rehabilitation.
Center components include:
An alert had been sent to the stroke team at United in advance of their arrival, so staff was ready. After an assessment by an Emergency Department physician in consultation with a stroke neurologist, Jay went to the imaging suite and underwent a CT scan.
Strokes don’t have to be killers
Watch Christian's story: Part 1 and Part 2