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Stroke Center

Emergency Stroke Care - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Designated by the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Service Systems (MIEMSS) as a Primary Stroke Center. Awarded a Stroke Center GoldPerformance Award by the American Heart Association 

The Stroke Team at Frederick Memorial Hospital is ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take care of you.

• Renowned Neurosurgeons and Neurologists
• State-of-the-art technology for diagnosis and treatment
• Multidisciplinary team trained in stroke care

Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Stroke Unit on 3A is where stroke patients receive care from a specially-trained medical team comprised of numerous healthcare professionals. Through tailored treatment protocols and specially trained staff, the Stroke Unit on 3A provides the community with a high standard of care for stroke patients. Our nursing staff has been uniquely trained to care for stroke patients who require unique medical care. The physical, occupational and speech therapists work closely with the stroke patients and their families to maximize the patient’s potential after a stroke. Our social workers and case managers are qualified to assist patients and their families manage a variety discharge issues from returning home to locating additional services and rehabilitation facilities. The doctors are focused on working with patients and their families toward the best outcome.

When a patient is admitted to Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Stroke Unit on 3A, their journey usually starts in the emergency room. The staff of the emergency room is part of the Stroke Team and is trained to evaluate and treat acute ischemic strokes within one hour of admitting to the hospital. The team utilizes Computerized Tomography within minutes of arrival to aid in the determination of what type of stroke the patient had. This determination will dictate what course of care the stroke patient receives. Modern therapy, which includes the administration of t-PA, requires intervention be done as soon as possible. Frederick Memorial Hospital also has the ability to perform advanced brain imaging with the use of an MRI

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

Minutes count!  Treatments that may reduce the damage of a stroke are available, but only if help is sought out quickly, within 3 hours from the time the person is last known or seen to be well.

 

                   

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