CHRISTUS Spohn Corpus Christi Awarded for Stroke Program
Two prestigious national awards were recently given to the Stroke Program at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline. The program received the “Get with the Guidelines-Stroke” Gold-Plus and the “Target Stroke: Honor Roll Elite” Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
To earn the awards, the hospital met specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients, including the use of advanced medications and risk-reduction therapies.
The fifth-leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, strokes occur somewhere in the nation every 40 seconds. Someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, while 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
The quicker a stroke victim receives medical attention the better. Every second counts as a stroke deprives the brain of oxygen and nutrients needed to survive.
Common signs of a stroke include sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body); sudden confusion; sudden trouble speaking or understanding; sudden blurred vision or trouble seeing; and trouble walking, dizziness, and loss of balance or coordination.
Call 9-1-1 immediately for assistance when any of these signs appear.
CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi Shoreline is located at 600 Elizabeth St. Call (361) 881-3000 for more information. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.
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