- Stroke Center
Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center
Every 45 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. In fact, 795,000 Americans experience stroke symptoms every year, making it the third leading killer and the number one cause of adult disability in the United States. Nevada Neurosciences Institute stroke specialists are working to change those statistics with help from the American Heart/Stroke Association and other health care organizations.
If you are experiencing chest pain or any other emergency ... call 911 immediately.
The Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center at Southern Hills Hospital offers services including diagnosis, treatment, education and outreach. Through the program, a trained team of doctors and nurses works to identify stroke symptoms as quickly as possible, beginning with emergency medical service workers in the field. By the time a patient arrives at the hospital, the Stroke Team is ready. The center also increases education and awareness of stroke symptoms to both healthcare professionals and the community.