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Certified Primary Stroke Center

In the event of a stroke, you want the best possible care.

The Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center at Sunrise Hospital offers diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, education and outreach. A trained Stroke Team of doctors and nurses works to identify stroke symptoms as quickly as possible, beginning with emergency medical service workers in the field. By the time a patient arrives at the hospital, the Stroke Team is ready.

The center also increases education and awareness of stroke symptoms to both healthcare professionals and the community. CARF accredited inpatient and outpatient neuro-rehabilitation programs help patients adapt to their new lifestyles as smoothly as possible.

The road to stroke recovery continues with inpatient and outpatient neuro-rehabilitation programs, which are designed to help patients regain physical and speech function, and adapt to their new lifestyles with optimum capabilities.

About 795,000 Americans each year suffer a new or recurrent stroke, according to the American Stroke Association. That means, on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Stroke kills more than 137,000 people a year. That's about 1 of every 18 deaths. It's the No. 4 cause of death. On average, every 4 minutes someone dies of stroke. NNI stroke specialists are working to change those statistics with help from the American Heart/Stroke Association and other health care organizations.

A stroke is a life threatening medical emergency. Wouldn't you want a higher level of care for you or a loved one in the event of a stroke? Wouldn't you want to come to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center?