Every second counts, when it comes to stroke care
stroke can change your life, but it doesn’t have to ruin it. In
many cases, quick, highly coordinated, expert care can help a stroke
victim survive the attack with minimal disability. That’s the kind
of care you receive at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.
We have the first certified comprehensive stroke center in the Winston-Salem region at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Our comprehensive stroke center has been certified three times since 2012, the first year the designation was available from The Joint Commission, the country's leading accrediting organization for improving healthcare. Certification recognizes innovative procedures, advanced technology and adherence to stricter treatment standards for stroke care.
more information about stroke, brain and spine care at Forsyth Medical Center, please call
you or a loved one comes to us with a suspected stroke, our
round-the-clock stroke team will take action, make a solid diagnosis
and begin the appropriate treatment right away. The team includes
emergency medicine physicians, neurologists and nurses who specialize
in stroke care. Our stroke team also includes interventional
radiologists and neurosurgeons who are always on call.
you’re admitted to our dedicated neurosciences unit, our highly-trained stroke specialists will ensure that you receive expert care
24 hours a day.
treatment for stroke
911 at the first sign of a stroke.
is an easy way to remember three warning signs of a stroke and what to do:
– Facial paralysis
– Arm weakness
– Time to call
Do not ignore these warning signs, even if they go away.
Stroke is a serious medical emergency, and time can make a huge
difference in your outcome.
symptoms may indicate other medical problems, including a transient ischemic attack, (TIA)
These “mini-strokes” are also very serious. Call 911 for help.
experts at Forsyth Medical Center can do a TIA
evaluation to determine your level of risk for stroke in the future,
and work with you to lower than risk.
you are well enough to leave the hospital, but still face serious
cognitive or physical challenges, our dedicated team will help you
transition from hospital to home. Call 336-718-7063 to learn more
about the Stroke Bridge Clinic.
Forsyth Medical Center is with you every step of the way on
your recovery journey. A stroke navigator can help coordinate your
follow-up care and give you the support and knowledge you need to
understand your condition. Call the stroke navigator at 336-718-5284.
services you can trust
stroke or another condition has left you or a loved one affected by
physical, speech and mental deficits, our rehabilitation team can
help. We offer both inpatient and outpatient rehab services at
locations close to home.