For more information, call: 573-331-3000
Saint Francis Medical Center's Stroke Center has received The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction in Disease-Specific Care for Primary Stroke Treatment three times, a national honor awarded to top-notch stroke programs. Saint Francis is home to the region's only stroke center to receive this honor. As a result of continued compliance with national standards and extraordinary outcomes, Saint Francis earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke care.
The Joint Commission's primary stroke center certification program is based on the recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association's statements/guidelines for stroke care. In order to hold its place as a stroke center certified by The Joint Commission, Saint Francis' Stroke Center must:
Stroke patients who are treated within 4.5 hours of the start of stroke symptoms are at least 30 percent more likely to recover with little or no disability. The sooner the team at the Stroke Center can treat a potential stroke patient, the better the chances for recovery. That is why it is important to receive treatment from a nationally recognized stroke center.
Saint Francis' Stroke Center is prepared to handle any stroke-related emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At Saint Francis, the stroke team:
211 Saint Francis Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO. For more information, call 573-331-5901.
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