Time is brain.
Stroke is the nation's fifth leading cause of death, and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Frankfort Regional Medical Center provides a full range of neurology care, from primary treatment to inpatient rehabilitation, through a partnership with the Norton Healthcare/UK HealthCare Stroke Network.
Our emergency department is able to provide neurological treatment for stroke within minutes of a patient's arrival to expedite care and save lives. Our stroke program is designed to diagnose a stroke and begin treatment quickly.
If you suspect a stroke, remember to act FAST to identify symptoms:
- FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
- ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
- TIME: If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately.
What is an Accredited Stroke Center?
Our Primary Stroke Center accreditation is more than a certificate on a wall. It's a designation by The Joint Commission, an independent not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies healthcare organizations in the U.S. with the mission to continuously improve healthcare. This designation recognizes exceptional efforts like ours to produce better outcomes for you in stroke care.
The acronym FAST - face, arm, speech, time - is a good tool for diagnosing a stroke, says Danny Rose, MD, from Frankfort Regional Medical Center. In this short video, learn what each word means in terms of stroke.
The most important thing to do if someone is having a stroke is to call 911, says Danny Rose, MD, from Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Learn why fast treatment is so important in this short video.
There are two main categories of stroke - ischemic and hemorrhagic - says Danny Rose, MD, from Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Learn what each of them entails in this short video.
Treatment for stroke depends on what kind of stroke you have, says Danny Rose, MD, from Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Learn the difference between how doctors address ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes in this video.
Lifestyle modification is very important for avoiding stroke, says Danny Rose, MD, from Frankfort Regional Medical Center, and quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do. Learn what else will reduce your risk of stroke in this video.
Frankfort Regional Medical Center's commitment to providing outstanding stroke care has earned us The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. This means residents in our service area have access to better, faster treatment–especially important because, when it comes to stroke, "time is brain."