Neurological Emergency Services
at Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center
If a neurological emergency happens to you or a loved one, look to the trusted ER care at Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center. With shorter wait times and access to the latest treatments and technology, the emergency room at Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center is the right place to receive comprehensive emergency services for stroke, back and spine pain, migraines, seizures and a host of other neurological conditions. For added peace of mind should a neurological emergency arise, we’re a Joint Commission Certified Stroke Program, winner of the 2015 HealthInsight Quality Award, and an American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award winner. This award-winning care is here for patients of all ages in southwest Las Vegas.
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Life happens and most of us don’t have the time to be thinking about strokes. While you certainly don’t need to live a life of worry, it’s beneficial to know a thing or two or three about strokes. Every four minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from a stroke. But, what is a stroke anyway? Can it be prevented? How do people recover from one? We have the answers to these questions and more.
The acronym F.A.S.T. is an easy way to identify and remember the common symptoms of a stroke. Knowing these signs of a stroke and calling 9-1-1 will help the person get care and treatment faster:
- F: Face. Ask the person to smile. Does one side of their face droop?
- A: Arms. Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- S: Speech. Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
- T: Time. If you notice any or all of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.