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Strokes Kill Brain Cells We Save Them

What is a stroke? Actually, it’s like a heart attack, only it’s happening to your brain. Blood clots block a blood vessel or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting the flow of blood to an area of the brain. Just like a heart attack, the sooner you seek treatment, the more likely you’ll minimize permanent disability or even death.

When a stroke occurs, the symptoms and the ailment happen all at once. Quickly recognizing the most common stroke symptoms can make the difference in minimizing permanent disabilities or death. You have to move fast and think smart.

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Stroke patient Elijah and family

Primary Stroke Center

Fairfield Medical Center is proud to be designated as a Primary Stroke Center, a certification that recognizes the hospital’s ability to meet standards that support better outcomes for stroke care. In addition, FMC was recently named a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Award, which recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

To be named a Primary Stroke Center, the hospital must meet specific guidelines for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the Emergency Department. The Gold Plus Quality Awards are advanced levels of recognition acknowledging hospitals for consistent compliance with Quality Measures embedded within the Patient Management Tool.

What Our Patients Are Saying

They put me in a wheelchair and they ran.
They put me in a wheelchair and they ran.

Jackie Bailey, Stroke care patient, shares her experience with Fairfield Medical Center.

Read More of Our Patients' Stories

Making Strides – Terri’s Stroke Story

After a stroke affected the use of Terri Garrett’s left arm and hand, her therapy team at FMC helped her establish a plan of action to reclaim the mobility she had lost.

Mike Miller stroke patient
A Crucial Call – Mike’s Stroke Story

A fall at work brought on a series of events that Mike Miller never expected. The decisions made by his care team at FMC helped to ensure his quick recovery.

Gary Swope and wife walking
With Every Breath

As a retired wildlife officer, nothing gives Gary Swope more pleasure than being out amongst nature with a walking stick in hand and his wife, Margie, by his side.

When a stroke sidelined Gary several years ago, he worked hard to rehabilitate and get back to the outdoor activities he enjoys. He never imagined that just a short time later, his health would be challenged once again.