Thanks to new treatments and technology, stroke survivors have a better chance at recovery than ever before. Our team of professionals provide expert care throughout treatment, recovery and rehabilitation.
After a stroke, our goal is to help each patient return to the highest quality of life, as quickly as possible.
Primary Stroke Center Certification
St. Joseph's is one of three HealthEast hospitals that hold a Gold Seal of Approvalfor stroke care by The Joint Commission.
To earn the Primary Stroke Center Certification, we demonstrated how our program follows national standards and guidelines that can greatly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
In addition to St. Joseph's, certification was awarded to St. John's and Woodwinds hospitals.
HealthEast is proud to be the first multi-site health care system in Minnesota to receive this distinction.
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that brings oxygen and nutrients to the brain becomes clogged or bursts, stopping the blood supply to a portion of the brain.
When blood can't reach an area of the brain, abilities and functions controlled by that part of the brain might be impaired or lost. If not treated immediately, a stroke can lead to brain damage and disability.
Unlike a heart attack, symptoms of a stroke may not be painful. And often, the warning signs are easy to explain away. But symptoms of a stroke (or "brain attack") should be taken just as seriously. It's critical to recognize the warning signs and and call 911 immediately.
More about strokes
Go here to learn more about Stroke Care at HealthEast.