Bon Secours Virginia Health System announced today that Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center and Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View have been certified Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission. To earn The Joint Commission’s certification, both centers facilities had to meet strict national guidelines and put measures in place to improve the outcome of stroke patients.
Bon Secours Maryview and Bon Secours Harbour View are the first medical centers in Western Hampton Roads area to earn this prestigious designation and comes after a comprehensive on-site review by The Joint Commission, the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
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Am I Having a Stroke?
Statistics show that 50% of patients who are seen within a three hour window experience little to no physical or speech deficit. However, since the window starts closing when the patient was last seen in a normal neurological condition, quick identification of stroke is essential. Just remember to act F.A.S.T
- Face. Ask the person to smile. Does one side of their face droop?
- Arms. Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- Speech. Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Can the person repeat what was just asked correctly?
- Time. Call 911 immediately if the person shows any of these symptoms.
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