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. Our trained team of doctors and nurses specializing in stroke treatment work to identify stroke symptoms as quickly as possible, beginning with emergency medical service workers in the community. By the time a patient arrives at the hospital, the stroke team is ready.
The center also educates and builds awareness of stroke symptoms among healthcare professionals and the community.
In addition, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities or CARF has accredited our inpatient and outpatient neuro-rehabilitation. We follow the highest standards in helping patients regain physical strength and speech function. Our goal is to help our patients adapt to their new lifestyle as smoothly as possible.
About 795,000 Americans each year suffer a new or repeated 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. 5 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 healthcare organizations.