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FMH Stroke Team

The Stroke Team is dedicated to providing the very best stroke care to our patients.  Our staff is specially trained to deal with the management of a stroke, from the emergency room until you are discharged.  Our stroke team is led by a board-certified neurologist and a stroke program coordinator.  They work closely with the other members of the team to ensure all of the stroke patient’s (and their family's) needs are being met.  The Stroke Unit on 3A has staff that work with stroke patients on a regular basis and excel at addressing the needs of the patient and family.

Physicians – The patient’s primary care physician, neurologist, neurosurgeon, emergency room physicians and hospitalists are all involved with the patient’s care.

Registered Nurses - The nurses from the ER, ICU and the Stroke Unit on 3A are adept at assessing and coordinating the patient’s needs, administering treatment and providing instruction to the patient and the patient's family.

Nursing Assistants – The nursing assistant in the ER and from the Stroke Unit on 3A are specially trained to provide superior care to stroke patients and will assist with the activities of daily living.

Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists -  The rehab team will work with the patient to maximize their potential through individualized treatment.

Social Worker/Case Manager - The Discharge planning team will work with the patient and family to coordinate appropriate community resources or plan for a discharge to a rehabilitation facility for more treatment.

Chaplains – The chaplains offer spiritual support to the patient and their family.

Dietician – Dieticians assist with proper nutritional and caloric intake.

Diabetic Educators - Teach the patient how to live well and manage diabetes. 


Time is critical when you or someone you know is having a Stroke.  Call 911 if you think you're having a stroke.

Act F.A.S.T.

 F ace  facial droop and uneven smile
 A rm  arm numbness and arm weakness
 S peech  slurred speech, difficulty speaking or understanding
 T ime  Call 911 and get to the hospital immediately


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