Immediate treatment for someone suffering a stroke may minimize long-term effects and even prevent death. But in order to seek treatment, you must recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke and know what to do.
We take a multidisciplinary approach to stroke care that starts with our local EMS partnership to facilitate the rapid transport of stroke patients to our Emergency Department. Our team of nurses and physicians stands ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Diagnostic imaging services are available around the clock for critical CT scans or MRI images of the brain that confirm a stroke and its location. Our innovative telestroke technology allows us to have neurologists evaluate patients at any time of the day or night.
After admission to the Inpatient Stroke Unit, our team of physicians, nurses, case managers and rehabilitation staff provides expert care and tools to begin recovery and help prevent future strokes. We also partner with rehabilitation facilities in the Yuma community to help create a smooth transition when you are ready for hospital discharge and to begin the next step in your recovery.
It is critically important to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke. It could preserve function and even save lives, including your own. Visit the American Stroke Association to learn more.