Stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention. Also known as a brain attack, stroke is the third highest cause of death, right behind heart disease and cancer, and the number one cause of long-term disability. According to the American Stroke Association, an estimated 600,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year, and an estimated 160,000 will die.
At Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, our team of professionals is dedicated to improving the recovery rates for our stroke patients through rapid response, a team approach, a standardized plan of care, family support, rehabilitation, and ongoing stroke education. The Northwest Hospital Stroke Program offers Northwest Hospital’s signature continuity of care from the moment the patient enters our Emergency Department doors all the way through to our stroke rehabilitation program at the Northwest Hospital Center for Medical Rehabilitation.