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Signs of a Stroke

The single most important factor in treating an acute stroke is time. Stroke is an emergency. Stroke victims need urgent medical care. Call 9-1-1 if you think you, or someone else is experiencing a stroke. Symptoms of stroke can include:

  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes including blurry vision or "graying"
  • Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding
  • Facial droop/weakness
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
If there is any doubt whether you, or someone around you, is experiencing a stroke, seek immediate medical attention.

Your brain is one of the human body's most fascinating and complex organs. The brain controls almost all bodily functions and gives us our own unique personality. Attached to the brain and helping to send electrical impulses throughout the body is the spine; an interconnected string of bones and cartilage that houses the delicate spinal cord. Together, the brain and spine is arguably the most complex set of structures in the human body.



Quality of Care at Genesys
Genesys has received advanced certification from the Joint Commission for its stroke services. This achievement means Genesys has been recognized for its exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for its stroke patients.

To obtain this advanced certification as a Disease-Specific Care-Advanced Primary Care Stroke Center, Genesys must meet Joint Commission rigorous national standards and safety goals that demonstrate safe, high-quality care, treatment and services for stroke patients, with continued efforts to improve processes.

 

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