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Neurology/Stroke Services Program
Beebe Healthcare, as a certified Primary Stroke Center, is recognized by emergency medical personnel as a hospital of choice in a stroke emergency.
Beebe Healthcare has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. For more than five years, Beebe has received this award, which recognizes Beebe’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
The Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement. Beebe Healthcare provides a nationally recognized standard of care that fosters the best possible outcomes for stroke patients.
Get Back On Your Feet
Rehabilitation is a major component of stroke treatment. Beebe Physical Rehabilitation Services works closely with stroke patients to reach their goals for recovery.
Because a stroke interferes with the supply of oxygen to the brain, damage may occur that impacts the body’s ability to function as it did before. The patient’s subsequent disability depends upon where the stroke occurred in the brain, what kind of stroke it was, how serious it was, and whether aggressive medication was given within the four-and-a-half-hour time window. Diagnostic tools such as a carotid duplex scan or a magnetic resonance angiogram or image (MRA or MRI) will show where the stroke occurred. The Physical Rehabilitation Team of occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists is able to take that information, combined with their own unique assessments, to develop a rehabilitation treatment regimen.
Is it a stroke? Be FAST!
Who is at Risk for a Stroke? Those with:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Alcohol consumption
- Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Symptoms of Stroke
- Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg — especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke & National Stroke Association