When a suspected stroke patient arrives to the Harrison Community Hospital emergency department, a "stroke alert" is activated at both Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and Harrison Community Hospital, which mobilizes a team of stroke experts who, through the use of telemetry and real-time testing and patient interview, can help the care team at Harrison Community Hospital determine the best treatment option for the patient.
This collaboration between Ohio State's stroke experts and Harrison Community Hospital gives you and your family an excellent level of care.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a Primary Stroke Center which means together we can offer effective, specialized and advanced stroke care that will lead to better patient outcomes.
Ohio State's stroke team is made up of doctors who are experts in stroke care.
The Telestroke program allows you and your family members to be seen as quickly as possible by the best stroke team in the region, when every minute counts.
You Can Help Prevent a Stroke by Knowing Your Risk Factors
Learn the Warning Signs of Stroke
HARRISON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Face - Facial weakness or drooping
Arm - Arm numbness and weakness
Speech - Slurred Speech and difficulty speaking
Time - Time is critical!
CALL 911 immediately to get to the hospital
Anyone can have a stroke. There are some risk factors that increase your chances of having a stroke. These include age, gender, race, family history of stroke or history of stroke. Other risk factors are:
Abnormal heart rhythm
Atherosclerosis, or fatty build-up of plaque in your blood vessels
High blood pressure
Talk to your doctor about your risk factors for stroke. Ask what you can do to help prevent stroke from happening.