Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center
About 795,000 Americans each year suffer a new or recurrent stroke, according to the American Stroke Association. That means, on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Stroke kills more than 137,000 people a year. That's about 1 of every 18 deaths. It's the No. 4 cause of death. On average, every 4 minutes someone dies of stroke.
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.