Aquatic supervisor Ken Giske recognized numbness in his left hand as a sign of a stroke. He says the response from the River Falls Area Hospital stroke team saved his life.
"It's never fun to come to the ED," Swenson said, "but we make ours as welcoming as possible." To keep kids entertained, the hospital auxiliary has donated doctor kits, bubbles, glitter wands, Slinkys and pinwheels.
When farmer Mike Kamm had a stroke, he found excellent care at River Falls Area Hospital and within the Allina Health network.