Lakeshore Leader in Stroke Care

In the event of a stroke, rapid treatment is essential. Holland Hospital offers advanced stroke treatment.

Our experienced, highly skilled stroke team includes emergency physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, radiologists, rehabilitation professionals and others with specialized training.

Because fast diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve outcomes, our team members are immediately notified when someone who’s suspected of having a stroke is en route to the ER, and are ready and waiting to support the patient immediately upon arrival. This prompt, meticulous response is a critical part of our award-winning approach to stroke care.

Knowledge: Your Stroke of Genius

Learning all you can about stroke can make a lifesaving difference. First and foremost, if you think you’re having a stroke (or someone you love is having one), the most important thing you can do is CALL 911. Do not delay. EMS responders notify our emergency department and stroke response goes into action even before you arrive. When it comes to stroke, time lost is brain lost—so the faster you receive care, the better your chances of recovery.

What is Stroke?

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and a major cause of serious, long-term disability. Often referred to as a “brain attack,” stroke is caused by a lack of blood supply to the brain. Stroke can be caused by a clot getting in the way of blood flow to the brain (called an ischemic stroke) or can happen when a blood vessel ruptures (called a hemorrhagic stroke). 

What is a TIA?

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a mini-stroke. With a TIA, the typical stroke symptoms develop and last less than 24 hours before disappearing. Even though symptoms fade after a short time, TIAs are strongly linked to major strokes.

What Are The Signs of Stroke?

To help you spot the signs of stroke, experts recommend you remember BEFAST:

  • B = Balance: Sudden loss of balance or coordination
  • E = Eyes: Sudden trouble seeing out of one or both eyes
  • F = Face: Sudden drooping of one side of the face
  • A = Arms: Sudden weakness or numbness in one arm
  • S = Speech: Sudden trouble speaking or confusion
  • T = Time: Call 911 immediately if you notice any of these signs

Responsive, Exceptional Care for Stroke

Stroke care starts in our ER, where sophisticated diagnostic tools assist in fast, accurate detection. Our team of experts rapidly evaluates the severity of stroke using evidenced-based assessment protocols developed by the National Institutes of Health.

Combined with a complete medical history and physical exam, diagnostic procedures for stroke may include a computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radionuclide angiography, and/or computed tomographic angiography (CTA).

American Stroke Association Gold Plus Award

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have recognized Holland Hospital for exceptional performance in applying the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in our community. This top Gold Award reflects our consistent success in providing fast and appropriate stroke treatment.

Surviving and Thriving After Stroke

When you have a stroke, life can change dramatically—even simple tasks like shopping, talking on the phone, taking a walk or writing a letter can seem overwhelming. For more than 25 years, Holland Hospital Rehabilitation Services has been guiding recovery for patients who’ve experienced stroke, brain injury or other neurological conditions. Our neuro rehab experts are dedicated to restoring function and improving quality of life for each and every patient.