When a stroke occurs, rapid response with the proper treatment is essential. Holland Hospital is among a select number of hospitals across the nation who meet the rigorous standards for treating stroke patients and are designated as Primary Stroke Center. Holland Hospital's rapid and effective stroke team includes emergency physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, radiologists, rehabilitation and lab staff who maintain specialized training.
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA). The ASA reports that strokes kill about 137,000 people a year, accounting for about one of every 18 deaths.
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