Stroke survivor talks about her stroke and her calling to help others.
Talk to your doctor and know your symptoms and warning signs:
F: FACE is it drooping on one side. Ask the person to smile
A: ARMS Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S: SPEECH Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
T: TIME If you observe the signs call 911
For more information about Baptist's stroke center, visit mbhs.org/stroke.
Baptist has received Disease-Specific Advanced Certification from Joint Commission in Stroke, and is recognized as a Primary Stroke Center. Additionally, Baptist earned the Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award with "Get With the Guidelines" from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.