If you believe you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!
Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center (WNJ) is a Certified Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, which means our staff and facility are qualified to deal with this condition. Strokes are extremely serious, just as serious as heart attacks. In fact, medical professionals frequently refer to strokes as ‘brain attacks.’ To a person experiencing a stroke, time is everything. Quickly recognizing symptoms of a stroke means treatment can begin immediately.
Symptoms of Stroke – it can happen suddenly!
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
- Sudden trouble seeing, in one or both eyes.
- Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
Learn more about strokes and the facts about stroke prevention and recovery.
WNJ provides around-the-clock care to all stroke patients. Our Stroke Care Center is staffed by specialists from several interrelated areas. These specialists work together with the other members of the multi-disciplinary care team to plan and execute the very best available stroke treatment options. WNJ utilizes the latest in technological diagnostic tools, including computed tomography (CT scan/CTA scan), MRI/MRA, carotid Doppler studies and echocardiography. WNJ has a dedicated stroke unit specially dedicated to patients with neurological/neurosurgical conditions. Acute severe stroke patients are admitted to one of our intensive care units, where specially trained nurses are available to monitor patients closely. In each unit, the stroke patient will receive individualized care by nurses specially trained for this acute condition. The rehabilitation team at the WNJ Stroke Care Center designs a tailor-made rehab plan to help stroke patients with their recovery. Occupational therapists work side-by-side with physical therapists and speech therapists to help stroke survivors return to independent living.