Stroke is the nation’s third leading cause of death. Those who
survive a stroke are subject to more serious long-term disabilities than
with any other disease. In all, stroke affects about 700,000 Americans
It can happen at any age, though nearly three-quarters of all strokes
occur in people over the age of 65. The risk of having a stroke more
than doubles with each decade after age 55.
If you suspect you or someone you know is having a stroke, go to the nearest St.Vincent Emergency Room right away.
Certified Primary Stroke Center
St.Vincent Indianapolis was the first hospital accredited as an Advanced Primary
Stroke Center, and is still recognized as such by the Joint Commission. The Certificate recognizes centers that follow the best practices for stroke care. Programs applying for advanced certification must meet the requirements for Disease-Specific Care Certification plus additional, clinically specific requirements and expectations.
We offer our patients an unparalleled stroke program
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St.Vincent Anderson Regional provides expert emergency care, 24/7, for patients with stroke–and ongoing care at Bennett Rehabilitation Center: Madison County’s only inpatient intensive rehabilitation facility.
St.Joseph Kokomo is the only hospital in Howard County and the surrounding counties accredited by The Joint Commission as a Certified Stroke Center of Excellence, offering everything from prompt, expert emergency care to complete rehabilitation services.