Stroke Program at Parker Adventist Hospital
The Stoke Program at Parker Adventist Hospital is a Primary Stroke Center with the Joint Commission Seal of Approval for exceptional stroke care. Our program uses a multi-disciplinary approach that provides stroke treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. Parker's program is proud to participate in the American Stroke Association's "Get with the Guidelines" treatment protocols. Stroke patients taken to hospitals that follow these guidelines had a better chance of survival than patients taken elsewhere, according to a study published in February 2010.
The Stroke Program at Parker Adventist Hospital provides:
- Immediate evaluation and treatment of all patients with stroke related symptoms
- 24/7 Neurology Coverage, including ability to administer tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a clot-busting drug
- 24/7 Neurosurgery for hemorrhagic stroke patients
- Education to promote stroke awareness and prevention
- Comprehensive rehabilitation services, including speech, physical and occupational therapy in one location on the hospital campus
- Recurrent Stroke Prevention Program
Time is Brain
- Every 45 seconds someone in the United States suffers a stroke. More than 750,000 people are affected every year.
- Stroke is the number one cause of disability in the United States.
- Someone dies from a stroke every 3 minutes, making stroke the third leading cause of death in the United States.
- Strokes can affect people at any age. Twenty-five percent of strokes each year occur in people under the age of 65.
- Stroke kills more women each year than breast cancer.
- About 25 percent of people who recover from their first stroke will have another stroke within five years.
- Studies show that 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
- If appropriate medical care is received within the first 3 hours of the onset of symptoms, the impact of the stroke can be minimized.
- Fewer than one of every 20 stroke victims seeks appropriate medical treatment in time.
We offer seminars, educational materials and risk assessments. We encourage patients to see their physician for a complete physical to check cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass numbers. Don't have a physician? Find a doctor or call 303-777-6877. Parker Adventist Hospital wants to help you reduce the chances of suffering a stroke. But if a stroke should happen, we want you to know that the entire Centura Health Stroke Network is standing by to offer you the expert care you need, when and where you need it.