Sierra Nevada Memorial Earns Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines® - Gold Plus Achievement Award recognizes our hospitals’ commitment and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care.
A stroke may also be called a cerebrovascular accident, or CVA. There are two forms of stroke: ischemic - blockage of a blood vessel supplying the brain, and hemorrhagic - bleeding into or around the brain.
A transient ischemic stroke (TIA) is a “mini stroke” or “warning stroke.” TIAs happen when an obstruction (blood clot) occurs for a short time, then tends to resolve itself. They produce stroke-like symptoms, but usually no lasting damage. TIAs are strong indicators of a possible major stroke.
There are treatments that may reduce the risk of damage from a stroke but only if you get help quickly – within 3 hours from onset of symptoms.
In the case of Stroke, you need to Act FAST:
- F – FACE (is the face / smile uneven)
- A – ARM (is one arm hanging down)
- S – SPEECH (is speech slurred)
- T – TIME – If you answer yes to any of these symptoms, then it is time to call 9-1-1
For patients in need of inpatient rehabilitation after a stroke, Dignity Health’s Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento offers an Acute Rehabilitation program to help them develop the skills needed to return to a life of independence.
Learn More About Stroke Care At Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
For more information on stroke care, please call 530.274.6771. For a doctor referral, call 530.274.6607 or use our online search tool to Find a Doctor.