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Primary Stroke Center

Regional Choice for Stroke Care.

A Primary Stroke Center is typically part of a hospital where an extensively trained group of physicians and clinicians work together to diagnose and treat the symptoms of a stroke. In July 2010, Stormont Vail Health became the regional choice for stroke care. The Joint Commission awards certification to centers that provide evidence-based results that prove the level of stroke treatment to be of higher quality.

Stroke Care Must be FAST

Patients who arrive at the Stormont Vail Emergency Department have access to a stroke unit where a team of exceptionally trained physicians has access to the most advanced medical technology to stop a stroke.

Signs and Symptoms

Stroke F.A.S.T.

Stroke is an Emergency – Call 9-1-1

Everyone experiences symptoms of a stroke differently. However, if you notice any of the symptoms described, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 immediately. The time it takes to begin treatment is critically important to your recovery.

Life Line Screenings

Stormont Vail Health has partnered with Life Line Screening, the leading provider of community-based health screening services in the United States, to promote important preventative screenings to the local community. The screenings look for risk factors related to stroke, carotid artery disease, irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and osteoporosis. To find a screening location near you, visit

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