Stroke is America’s No. 3 killer, behind heart disease and cancer. It can strike at any age, and the result can be devastating. During a stroke, a quick and appropriate response can affect the outcome.
By learning and sharing the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke. Learn more at the American Stroke Association website.
- F – Face Drooping
- A – Arm Weakness
- S – Speech Difficulty
- T – Time to Call 911
Stroke care involves a collaborative team approach that includes:
- Emergency Department Care Team
- Interventional Specialist
Monument Health is prepared to respond to stroke symptoms at any of our hospital emergency departments:
In 2018, Monument Health Rapid City Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Target Stroke Honor Roll Award, which recognizes hospitals that take measures to reduce the time between the patient’s hospital arrival and medical treatment.
Further treatment of stroke effects and rehabilitation from stroke are available at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, which has the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. This means the hospital is certified based on the recommendations published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association’s statements and guidelines for stroke care.