We Are A Certified Stroke Center
Expert Stroke Care In Northern Utah
Hundreds of people each year are admitted to Utah hospitals for stroke-related complications. The after-effects of stroke can be minimized with early intervention and treatment. Ogden Regional Medical Center has assembled a group of experienced physicians and nurses to deliver outstanding stroke care in northern Utah. We have expert care at our Emergency Department, and onsite cardiac capabilities to address stroke symptoms, as well.
Certified Stroke Center - Nationally Recognized Care
Ogden Regional is a designated primary stroke center, as certified by The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.
"This certification means Ogden Regional Medical Center does the right things for stroke patients and does them well," said Jean E. Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q., executive director,
Disease-Specific Care Certification, Joint Commission.
HealthGrades, the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organization, recently recognized Ogden Regional’s Stroke care with a 5-star rating. This is the highest rating given to hospitals for Stroke. This rating also places Ogden Regional in the top 15 percent nationally for Stroke care, making us one of only 4 Utah hospitals to be recognized for 5-star stroke care by Health Grades.
What Is Stroke?
A stroke is a sudden interruption in the blood supply of the brain. It is a "brain attack."
Warning signs include:
- Sudden weakness of the face, arm or leg, most often on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Call 911 For Help
If you or someone you know is having these signs, call 911. Stroke is a medical emergency. Treatment is available but only if a stroke is recognized very quickly:
- Don't try to diagnose the problem by yourself
- Don't wait to see if the symptoms go away on their own. Even if the symptoms go away quickly, they could be an important warning that requires prompt medical attention.
- Seek medical help immediately.