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Kettering Health Network Stroke Care

With five accredited stroke centers, Kettering Health Network leads the way in advancing stroke care in the Dayton region. In fact, Kettering Medical Center was the first facility in the nation to receive the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) Comprehensive Stroke Center accreditation. This national recognition means that we are especially prepared to provide care for complex stroke patients, with an infrastructure that includes advanced treatments in key areas such as neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology.

When the brain is under attack, it is important to go to your nearest facility, and chances are Kettering Health Network is in the neighborhood. Our Grandview Medical Center, Southview Medical Center, Sycamore Medical Center, and Soin Medical Center locations provide comprehensive and award winning stroke solutions for when minutes matter most.

With world-class innovations, technology and a team of highly regarded experts, we offer the local community a wide range of care options tailored to each patient.

Know the signs. Act on time.

Each year, about 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, and about one in 20 deaths are tied to stroke in the United States. So, knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke are critical for survival.

The American Stroke Association and Kettering Health Network want you to be prepared in a stroke emergency. Knowing these stroke symptoms and warning signs means you can act FAST.

F — Face: Is one side of the face droop or is it numb? As the person to smile. If their smile uneven or lopsided?
A — Arms: Is one arm week or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S — Speech: Is the speech slurred? Have them repeat a simple sentence like "The sky is blue." Is the person able to correctly repeat the words?
T — Time: Is it time to Call 9-1-1? If someone shows any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 to begin emergency care. It is important that you do not drive yourself or someone having stroke-like symptoms. Make a note of the time when symptoms began to share with the responder.

Recognize a stroke. Then recognize the experts.

Our interdisciplinary team of specialists includes board-certified neurosurgeons, neurologists, neurointerventionalists, and physiatrists. Committed to staying at the top of their field, our team provides the latest diagnostic tools, treatment options, research and advanced recovery solutions designed to reverse the stroke and help you return to your prior level of function.

The symptoms of stroke are sudden. Preparing for one doesn't have to be.

When it comes to a stroke emergency, it's important to be prepared. That includes choosing Kettering Health Network for stroke care. We offer the latest tools for diagnosis, treatment and recovery and we are nearby. So, if you are under attack, give yourself a fighting chance, you'll be glad you did.