The Joint Commission Gold of Seal Approval™
We're proud to achieve the distinction...
The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Advanced Certification recognizes Virginia Hospital Center Acute Stroke Program's commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community.
With all the information available about healthcare today, it's surprising that so many Americans still have misconceptions about strokes, or "brain attacks." Surveys have shown that many of us believe that only the elderly have strokes; that nothing can be done to reduce the risk of having a stroke; and worse yet, that strokes do not require emergency medical care because they cannot be treated anyway.
The truth is a stroke can happen to anyone. A stroke is a true medical emergency, just like a heart attack, and should be treated with the same urgency in order to minimize the damage it can cause. Many risk factors can be controlled to help reduce your risk of suffering a stroke. Virginia Hospital Center gives the patient access to specialized, quality care that enables a stroke to be treated for an optimal recovery outcome.
Here you'll find the medical technology, qualified healthcare professionals, and specialized treatment programs needed to treat strokes from onset through rehabilitation, to ensure that you have the best possible chance for a full recovery and a full life.
Learn more about how the Stroke Unit at Virginia Hospital Center is there for you at every step by visiting the links to your left.
- From the Beginning
- Treatment & Rehabilitation
- Ongoing Recovery
You may also visit the Neuroscience division at Virginia Hospital Center to learn more on Neuro-Vascular disorder treatments.
What to do if Someone is Having a StrokeIf you think you or someone else may be having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately! Time is essential in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke. The best chances of survival and recovery are if a person gets treatment within 3 hours. Do not waste any time. Time lost is brain lost!
STROKE is an Emergency! Every minute counts
|| Facial droop; Uneven smile |
|| Arm numbness; Arm weakness |
|| Slurred speech; Difficulty speaking or understanding|
||Call 911 and get to the hospital immediately |
Have the ambulance go to the nearest certified stroke center.