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Stroke evaluation

Primary Stroke Center

When minutes matter...

A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in or around the brain bursts. In either case, parts of the brain become damaged or die. Griffin Hospital, a designated Primary Stroke Center, provides evaluation and treatment for stroke patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When minutes matter, the stroke team at Griffin Hospital is ready to care for you.

If you notice any signs or symptoms of a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately. The chance that you will survive and recover from a stroke is higher if you get emergency treatment right away.

Our Primary Stroke Team

Our stroke team includes specially trained physicians, nurses, neurologists, rehabilitation specialists, nutritionists, and social workers. Together, each discipline helps to diagnose, treat, and prevent strokes.

There are many measures performed by the stroke team at Griffin Hospital to help diagnose a stroke. Some of the measures used by the team to confirm or rule out a stroke include neurological exams, cardiology services to measure heart activity, radiology services including imaging techniques such as MRI/MRA and CT scans, and blood tests.

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Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award

Griffin Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Griffin Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Awarded by:  American Stroke Association
Date:  2015
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Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Griffin Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Griffin Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Awarded by:  American Stroke Association
Date:  2013
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Receives-Award-for-Quality-Stroke-Care
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Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award

Griffin Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Griffin Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
Awarded by:  American Stroke Association
Date:  2012
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Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Achievement Award

Awarded by:  American Stroke Association
Date:  2009
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-receives-American-Stroke-Association-s-Get-With-The-Guidelines-Silver-Performance-Achievement-Award
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