Jeffrey Hilburn, MD, neurologist,
Indiana Neuroscience Associates
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 each year.
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 St.Vincent Hospital Emergency Room nearest you right away.
Certified Primary Stroke Center
St.Vincent was the first Indianapolis hospital accredited as an Advance Primary Stroke Center, and we offer our patients an unparalleled stroke program that includes:
- Emergency interventions
- Surgical and non-surgical treatments
- Extensive rehabilitation services
- Skilled Rapid Response Team, including trained emergency department personnel
- Aggressive treatment using the most advanced clot-dissolving drugs and clot-removing procedures
- Neurology and neurosurgery coverage 24/7
- Neuroscience nurses specializing in the care of stroke patients
- Acute stroke unit with an integrated rehabilitation department
Learn More About Strokes
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.Vincent 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.