We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies
such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.
We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as
well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and
guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.
Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact WebsiteAccess@tenethealth.com so that we may be of assistance.
Each year, 780,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers from stroke and on average, every three to four minutes someone dies from a stroke. Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third
leading cause of adult death.
Warning Signs of Stroke
One of our goals at Lakewood Regional Medical Stroke Center is to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of stroke. Early treatment for stroke is essential. If you notice one or more of these signs in another person or yourself, don't wait. Call 911
immediately. Every second counts! Lost time means lost brain tissue.
Not all of these signs occur with every stroke. Some symptoms go away and return. Call 911 if you exhibit any of these signs and symptoms, or if you have them and they go away.
Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
Confusion, slurred speech or trouble speaking or understanding.
Changes in vision-blurring or trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
Dizziness, difficulty walking or loss of balance or coordination.
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