Time loss is brain loss: If you or someone you are with is having a stroke, dial 911.

Spot the Signs of a Stroke Fast — Text Version

Spot the signs of a stroke FAST BALANCE: Are you dizzy or having trouble with your balance? EYES: Do you have a change or loss in vision? FACE DROOPING: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? ARM WEAKNES: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? SPEECH DIFFICULTY: Is speech slurred, is he or she unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is the sentence repeated correctly? TIME TO CALL 9-1-1: If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get him or her to the hospital immediately. CALL 9-1-1: Immediate medical treatment can save lives, but more than 1/3 of acute stroke patients don’t take an ambulance to the hospital.

Comprehensive Stroke Care right here in your community.

North Florida Regional Medical Center is a leader in our community for expert treatment and care of patients experiencing a stroke. A stroke can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time of day. When someone develops symptoms of a stroke, every minute counts. We at NFRMC recognize stroke is a medical emergency. Our Emergency Department partners with the emergency medical services (EMS) in our community to ensure that patients with symptoms of stroke receive the best evidence-based care and treatments available, as quickly as possible, before they even arrive at the hospital, when possible. North Florida Regional Medical Center is staffed with a highly trained team of healthcare professionals with expertise in assessing, treating, and managing all types of strokes, regardless of how complex or severe.

Your Hospital for Comprehensive Stroke Care 24/7

  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Endovascular Neurologists
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeons
  • Intensivists
  • Neurohospitalists
  • Hospitalists
  • Radiology Staff
  • Dedicated Critical Care
  • Neuroscience Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Case Managers

Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

DNV GL Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

North Florida Regional Medical Center is proud to have a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DVN-GL Healthcare. DNV GL's stroke certification programs incorporate elements from their NIAHO® hospital accreditation standards, as well as requirements from the Guidelines of the Brain Attack Coalition, and Recommendations of the American Stroke Association.

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