Fight Stroke F.A.S.T.
A recognized leader in stroke care, University of Michigan Health-West is equipped and prepared at all times to treat this deadly and devastating affliction. UM Health-West measures up against the highest national standards as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, practicing at the clinical and technological forefront of stroke medicine. Because rapid treatment offers the best hope for survival and recovery, we are always ready with the most advanced options and teams of experts.
Remember the signs of a stroke with the acronym BE FAST, if experiencing these symptoms call 911.
Earning certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center requires being able to treat the most complex cases 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means we have a team of vascular neurologists, neurointerventional radiologists and cerebrovascular neurosurgeons ready to collaborate with the Emergency Department the moment a patient arrives.
Stroke Treatments & Capabilities
UM Health-West has demonstrated excellence in every stage of stroke care, across multiple departments and disciplines. Starting from the 911 call and continuing through the Emergency Department, security, imaging, nursing, pharmacy, neurology, aftercare, rehabilitation, patient education and support groups.
Stroke Support Programs & Services
Our commitment to stroke care extends beyond the initial treatment and beyond the walls of the hospital. We are experts at helping patients not only survive but thrive. This includes support for the patient as well as their loved ones. We also work with community partners to advance understanding about stroke prevention and how to recognize the symptoms.
Second Chances: Marcia’s Story
Stroke was not part of Marcia’s plan. Fortunately, it’s always part of ours.