Mary Black Health System - Spartanburg 's Primary Stroke Center is accredited by The Joint Commission and committed to acting fast when it comes to preventing and treating strokes.
Strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, signaled by a sudden loss of vision, face numbness, dizziness and/or a severe headache. Risk factors include high-blood pressure, diabetes, excess alcohol consumption, genetics and heart disease.
Our Code Stroke team works with local EMS to give patients quick access to a full medical team and emergency services. If you think you may be experiencing a stroke, please call 9-1-1.
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Mary Black Health System - Spartanburg is a certified Primary Stroke Center by the American Heart
Association/American Stroke Association and The Joint Commission.
Primary Stroke Center certification recognizes hospitals that meet
standards to support better outcomes for stroke care. For more
information click here.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Gold Plus recognition has been awarded for six consecutive years, 2011-2016.
For more information click here.
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and the leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. This year, a stroke will occur every 40 seconds and will take a life every four hours. Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke, increasing the risk of permanent brain damage, disability or death.
Recognizing symptoms and acting F.A.S.T. can save a life and decrease the chances of permanent disabilities.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
Download our infographic and learn more about the signs and symptoms of a stroke.
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