Stroke Services

Each year about 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, which is the nation’s fifth leading cause of death. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and someone dies of a stroke every 4 minutes, on average. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. When you or someone else is having a stroke, every second 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 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


FAST – Stroke Warning Signs:

  • F – Face Drooping
  • A – Arm Weakness
  • S – Speech Difficulty
  • T – Time to call 9-1-1
OakBend Medical Center has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services and has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure or stroke patients with 85% or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for 24 consecutive months. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated 75% compliance to four out of nine heart failure quality measures or seven out of ten stroke quality measures during the 12-month period.



Hear from Patients:

Victoria’s used to feeling tired—as a mom to four boys and a Medical Technologist at OakBend, she’s used to not letting little things slow her down. While working in the microbiology lab one day, Victoria began to feel weak, tired and a little numb. She brushed it off at first, but her coworker Krystle recognized her symptoms as a potential stroke and rushed her down the hallway to the Emergency Department, where she was immediately admitted. Listen to her story about her patient experience.

OakBend Stroke Services

Jackson Street Hospital Campus

1705 Jackson Street

Richmond, Texas 77469

Phone: 281-341-3000



For more information, please call: 281-341-3000