Call "911" Right Now If...
you or someone else is having sudden weakness or numbness in the arm or leg, dizziness, falling or any other symptoms of stroke. Getting help quickly is vital to minimize stroke damage!
KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS OF STROKE:
Face – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the fact 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 he/she repeat the sentence correctly?
Time – If the person shows any of these symptoms, time is important. Call 911 immediately. Do not delay – brain cells are dying.
When stroke happens, the best stroke experts and life-saving stroke treatments are ready round-the-clock at Abington Health, in The Diamond Stroke Center at Abington Memorial Hospital and at Lansdale Hospital.
Our dedicated and highly skilled, multidisciplinary stroke team provides the finest stroke services for even the most complex cases.
Comprehensive Stroke Treatment
Patients receive rapid, precise diagnosis and effective treatment by our highly experienced stroke specialists. We have an integrated stroke emergency response system in Montgomery County’s only state-designated regional trauma center and a neurovascular laboratory equipped with the latest technology for advanced procedures.
Our inpatient stroke unit and neurocritical care unit at AMH, clinical trials participation and rehabilitation services give patients the level of stroke care often available only at university centers.
Honored for Stroke Expertise
The Diamond Stroke Center at Abington Memorial Hospital earned advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center from The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association – a distinction given to only seven Pennsylvania hospitals.
As the first state stroke center to be awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, we also received the AHA/ASA Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for stroke quality-of-care.
Lansdale Hospital received advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Rapid Abington Health Treatment Makes Stroke “Like It Never Happened”
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Stroke Emergency Leads Woman to Rediscover Lansdale Hospital
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