If you suspect you or a loved one is having a stroke, call 911 right away.
Signs of stroke include:
In case of stroke, act FASST!
With a stroke, every minute counts. Know the signs of stroke – and know what to do if it happens. Call 911 right away.
FACE – Ask the person to smile. Does their face look uneven?
ARM – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one drift down?
SPEECH – Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does their speech sound strange?
SIGHT – Is there a sudden loss of vision?
TIME – Don’t waste time. Act FASST, and call 911.
Mercy Stroke Center – Springfield provides expert, life-saving stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation with a full range of services including:
Mercy is accredited by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and designated as a Level 1 Stroke Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service (MoDHSS). We serve the entire Southwest Missouri region, including Lebanon, Rolla, Joplin, Nixa, Mountain View, Bolivar, Branson and Northwest Arkansas.
Research shows patients who get care at a primary stroke center such as Mercy have a higher incidence of survival and recovery. Immediate treatment can help prevent death or serious, long term consequences including loss of vision, speech and motion.
Mercy’s stroke team provides emergency care 24/7. The team includes specialized nurses, neurologists, neurosurgeons and pharmacists credentialed in the treatment of acute stroke.
Stroke patients may require specialized care during recovery. Mercy stroke nurses have advanced training and expertise in caring for patients with brain injuries.
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in Springfield provides inpatient rehabilitation services for stroke patients with a brain-injury unit and dedicated stroke care unit.