Franklin Medical Center

Stroke & neurosciences

Franklin Medical Center Services Stroke and neurosciences

Competent, timely, compassionate care for stroke and other brain disorders

If you or a loved one suffers a stroke, time is critical. You need quick, coordinated, expert care. That’s the kind of care you receive at Novant Health Franklin Medical Center.

Our team of emergency-medicine physicians, neurologists and specially trained nurses will make a solid diagnosis and begin the appropriate treatment right away, giving you the best chance for surviving the stroke with minimal disability.

Emergency treatment for stroke

Call 911 at the first sign of a stroke.
F-A-S-T is an easy way to remember three warning signs of a stroke and what to do:
  • F – Facial paralysis
  • A – Arm weakness
  • S – Speech difficulties
  • T – Time to call 911

Do not ignore these warning signs, even if they go away. Stroke is a serious medical emergency and the quicker you receive treatment, the better your chances are for surviving the stroke with minimal disability.

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Franklin Medical Center is proud to feature a new 13-bed geriatric psychiatry wing. If a loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, we’re here to serve you. Our goal is to provide an accurate diagnosis and then the care and support you and your family need to cope with these life-changing illnesses.


For more information about Alzheimer’s or dementia treatment at Franklin Medical Center, please contact our geriatric behavioral health unit at 919-497-8070.

Support services

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