Stroke Center

STROKE HAPPENS. To you. To those you love.
Know the signs. Act F.A.S.T!

FAST stands for face, arms, speech and time, and is being used as part of a campaign by the Stroke Awareness Foundation to educate the public about warning signs of stroke and seek proper medical services immediately. If you think a person is having a stroke, call 9-1-1, especially if the person has trouble with these basic commands.

Face Does one side of the face droop? Ask the person to smile.
Arms Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech Is speech slurred? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is the sentence repeated correctly?
Time If the person shows any of these symptoms, CALL 9-1-1 Immediately!

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Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center offers new hope. We’ve been designated as a Primary Stroke Center, receiving the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission, signifying our commitment to using national standards and best practices in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke patients. All this means fostering better outcomes for patient care.