Neurological Emergency Services
at Sunrise Health System Hospitals
If a neurological emergency happens to you or a loved one, look to the trusted ER care at Sunrise Health System Hospitals. With shorter wait times and access to the latest treatments and technology, the emergency rooms at Sunrise Health System Hospitals are 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, our hospitals are Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Centers, which means we’re trained and equipped to handle a stroke at a moment’s notice.
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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.