At Union Hospital, we're committed to helping lower the incidence of strokes – a dangerous affliction that strikes more than a half-million Americans each year. To that end, we've dramatically improved our ability to treat stroke with the launch of The Cleveland Clinic Telestroke Network, a tele-medicine connection between Union Hospital and the world-famous Cleveland Clinic Cerebrovascular Center.
After 12 months of successful use of the Cleveland Clinic Telestroke Network and meeting the rigorous standards for training, equipment, and staffing, Union Hospital has achieved the status of Certified Primary Stroke Center. The certification is given by DNV, the hospital's accrediting organization.
So, when strokes do happen, the medical professionals at Union are even more prepared to provide you with treatment that's fast and effective, working side-by-side with a Cleveland Clinic stroke expert.
Explore these pages to learn more about Union Hospital's Cleveland Clinic Telestroke Network, as well as what causes strokes, how to know if someone you love . . . or someone around you, including a neighbor or co-worker . . . might be having a stroke.
To improve the chance of survival and limit permanent disability, act FAST and call 9-1-1 at the first sign of stroke symptoms.
Each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke. About 600,000 of these are first attacks, and 185,000 are recurrent attacks.
On average, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds.
Stroke is the leading cause of death in the US. Each month, 15 to 20 Tuscarawas County residents have a stroke. Act FAST to get them treatment as quickly as possible.
Patients who arrive at the emergency room within three hours of experiencing first signs of symptoms tend to be healthier three months after a stroke than those whose care is delayed.