year about 700,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, which
is the nation’s third leading cause of death. On average, someone
suffers a stroke ever 45 second and someone dies of a stroke every 3.1
minutes. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in
the United States, with about 4.7 million stroke survivors alive today.
Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint
Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. OakBend earned this distinction
after the Joint Commission conducted an unannounced on-site review in
October 2007. OakBend
also received the American Stroke Association Performance Achievement
Award for an exemplary record in the evaluation, treatment and
rehabilitation of stroke patients.
you or someone else is having a stroke, evey minute counts. If you are
having any of the stroke warning signs, you want to know that you are
going to a facility that can help you as quickly as possible and is
using the latest knowledge on the treatment of stroke.
Signs indicative of an impending "Brain Attack" or "Mini Stroke":
- Numbness or weakness of face, arms or legs on the right side of the body
- Confusion and difficulty speaking or understanding
- Difficulty in walking, as well as loss of balance/coordination or dizziness
- Severe headache without a cause
For more information about stroke click on links below:
American Stroke Association
The Joint Commission