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HFAP Comprehensive Stroke Certification

Advanced Stroke Care

When minutes matter we use the latest technology to provide lifesaving care.

Kettering Health Network's 12 emergency departments are ready to provide immediate access to lifesaving stroke care from our expert Brain & Spine team. Our new RAPID software helps us choose the best course of action for your best outcome. Trust your care to us.

With 11 accredited stroke locations, 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 recognition. This national accreditation means that we are uniquely prepared to provide care for complex stroke patients, with an infrastructure that includes advanced treatments in key areas such as neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology.

In addition to the Comprehensive Stroke Center accreditation at Kettering Medical Center, Grandview Medical Center, Southview Medical Center, Sycamore Medical Center, and Soin Medical Center received Primary Stroke Center (HFAP) accreditation, and Greene Memorial Hospital Franklin, Preble County, and Huber Heights Emergency Centers received Stroke Ready (HFAP) accreditation.

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. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke is 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 F.A.S.T.

F — Face: Is one side of the face drooping or numb? Ask the person to smile. Is their smile uneven or lopsided?
A — Arms: Is one arm weak 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.