Baptist has received Disease-Specific Advanced Certification from Joint Commission in Stroke, and is recognized as a Primary Stroke Center. Additionally, Baptist earned the Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award with "Get With the Guidelines" from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
If you or someone you love suddenly experiences any of these symptoms ("sudden onset"), call 911 and let the dispatcher know you think you might be having a stroke. At Baptist's Emergency Department, patients who are identified as possible stroke patients benefit from our "Stroke Alert" process. A Stroke Alert sets several things in motion right away, with the ultimate goal of administering t-PA, or "clot-buster," therapy to appropriate patients in less than 60 minutes "door-to-needle."
Click here to learn the warning signs of a stroke so you can "Act FAST."
Baptist participates in the City Wide Stroke Connection support group. These monthly meetings provide important education specific to stroke survivors and their loved ones, and also emotional support and interaction. Sharing experiences, information and advice can be incredibly beneficial in adjusting to the changes in life that can occur with a stroke.
The group's inaugural meeting is planned for January 9, 2015. Meetings thereafter will be held on the first Friday of every month at 2 p.m. at Methodist Specialty Care Center at One Layfair Drive in Flowood, MS.
All stroke survivors and their caregivers are encouraged to attend. Refreshments are served and no RSVP is required. For more information, call the Baptist Health Line at 601-948-6262.
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