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 – Jefferson Health, in The Diamond Stroke Center at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health.
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 Abington Hospital, 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 Hospital earned advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center from The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the second time. This distinction has been 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. Abington Hospital has also qualified for recognition as Target: Stroke Elite Plus for our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care.
Abington – Lansdale Hospital received advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Rapid Abington Treatment Makes Stroke “Like It Never Happened”
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Stroke Emergency Leads Woman to Rediscover Abington – Lansdale Hospital
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