Recognized Award Winning Care

Holland Hospital has been named a Healthgrades 5-Star recipient for Treatment of Stroke for seven years in a row and has been awarded Primary Stroke Certification by the DNV.

Holland Hospital DNV Primary Stroke Certifed

Even before arrival at Holland Hospital, a team of stroke specialists are alerted by EMS and are prepared to provide immediate care.Upon arrival in the Holland Hospital Emergency Department, a potential stroke patient is evaluated using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, which tests for neurological deficits that signify a stroke. This test is then repeated throughout the patient's hospital stay.

In most cases, a CT scan of the head is performed to determine which type of stroke is occurring. The treatment for an ischemic stroke is to give medication that dissolves blood clots within three hours of the onset of symptoms. In the rare case of a hemorrhagic stroke (which is characterized by intracranial bleeding), a Holland Hospital neurosurgeon is alerted. In either case, Holland Hospital's experienced stroke team is with the patient at every step.

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Sandip Kothari, MD, Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of the Holland Hospital Primary Stroke Center discusses the signs and symptoms of stroke.