Advanced stroke care in Mobile
At Ascension Providence, care teams in our Certified Primary Stroke Center help identify early signs of stroke and provide immediate care. Signs of a stroke include sudden loss of balance, lost or unclear vision, face drooping or uneven smile, arm weakness and speech difficulty. Neurologists and neurosurgeons provide 24/7 emergency stroke care and deliver treatments to help prevent long-term damage to your brain and body. Using advanced imaging and treatments, our care team helps to quickly identify stroke, improve blood flow to the brain, minimize brain damage, and help prevent future strokes. After receiving stroke care, our neurologists work with you to create a recovery care plan that’s right for you.
Certified Primary Stroke Center
Ascension Providence is a designated Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission*. As a Primary Stroke Center, we meet strict guidelines for quality, safety and education, to help identify stroke and quickly provide care. Our care team completes stroke education each year and consistently meets standards set by The Joint Commission.
Remember, BE FAST
If you or a loved one is experiencing warning signs of a stroke, call 911 and go to the nearest ER. Signs of a stroke include:
B - Balance, sudden loss of balance
E - Eyes, lost or unclear vision
F - Face drooping or uneven smile
A - Arm weakness
S - Speech difficulty
T - Time, every second counts
Stroke recovery and rehabilitation
Our neurologists and care teams at Ascension Providence specialize in stroke care and recovery. Your care team of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists work together to deliver the care that's right for you. And our care doesn't stop when you leave the hospital — we can connect you to transitional care to your home, our rehabilitation center or local skilled nursing facilities. Our goal is to improve your quality of life after a stroke.
If you or a loved one are experiencing warning signs of a stroke — sudden loss of balance, lost or unclear vision, face drooping or uneven smile, arm weakness and speech difficulty — every second counts. Call 911 and go to the nearest ER.
*The Joint Commission is an independent accrediting organization. This accrediting body sets standards in healthcare to improve healthcare quality and safety. This recognition reflects our experience and advanced care to help improve stroke recovery outcomes.