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's stroke group offers support, information and encouragement to those who have had a stroke and their family members. The group meets quarterly. For dates and to register, please call 601-948-6262.
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