Certified Primary Stroke Center at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett
When a stroke happens, immediate care is crucial to save a life. And it’s crucial that expert physicians, stroke specialists and neurosurgeons provide that care.
Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is a Certified Primary Stroke Center as designated hospital by the Joint Commission. This means that we are prepared 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat these most urgent of medical emergencies. We are able to provide the highest level of care to stroke patients, and our team of doctors and staff are trained in advanced stroke care.
Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett has also received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus from the American Heart Association. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
To Save a Brain, Remember: BE FAST
With stroke, every second counts. The faster a patient gets to the hospital and receives treatment, the better their chance of recovery. Recognize the symptoms of a stroke so you can react quickly and save a brain – or a life.
Face. Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? Arm. Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? Speech. Is speech slurred or strange? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Do they do it correctly? Time. Time is critical. If a person shows any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately.
Saving lives. Saving quality of life.
Recognizing symptoms, calling 9-1-1, and receiving emergency care are only the beginning of treatment for a stroke. Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett provides ongoing care to help those suffering from stroke regain function for a return to daily living.
24/7 neurology coverage
Access to clot-busting drugs like tPA and other medical procedures
A dedicated, specialized care team to support patients throughout all aspects of stroke treatment
Diagnosis and treatment plans based on national guidelines for stroke care