After successfully completing an unannounced, on-site evaluation and demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care, Edward White Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center. The Hospital was first certified in 2007 and continues to provide the next generation in high quality stroke care.
Every 45 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, making this disease the nation's third leading cause of death. Stroke is also the leading cause of serious disability.
What is a Stroke?
A stroke occurs when a part of the brain's blood supply is suddenly interrupted by a clot or when a blood vessel bursts. When blood flow is blocked, brain cells die because oxygen and nutrients cannot get through.
Signs and Symptoms
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.
- Sudden confusion, trouble talking, or understanding speech.
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination.
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, call 911 immediately. A medication to break up the clot can be given but only within 3 hours from the start of your symptoms.
Certified Primary Stroke Center
Edward White Hospital has been certified by the Joint Commission. This certification means that our program complies with the highest national standards for safety and quality care in the rapid response and treatment of acute stroke patients.
American Heart Association Performance Achievement Award
Edward White Hospital Stroke Center received the 2011 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association in 2012.
- Trained stroke team available around the clock
- Rapid turn around of radiology and lab procedures
- Multidisciplinary Stroke Committee that reviews patient care and outcomes monthly