Adventist Health Castle | Windward Health | Fall 2022

A report on our quality and safety WINDWARD HEALTH | 5 BALANCE B is for Balance: Does the person have a sudden loss of balance? EYES E is for Eye: Has the person lost vision in one or both eyes? FACE F is for Face: Does the person’s face look uneven? ARMS A is for Arm: Is one arm hanging down? SPEECH S is for Speech: Is the person’s speech slurred? Does the person have trouble speaking or seem confused? TIME T is for Time: Call 911 now! Our stroke program achieved Gold Plus recognition from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program in both 2020 and 2021. We have also been certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center since 2018. These achievements mean that we consistently follow the latest scientific treatment guidelines that have been shown to improve patient outcomes. Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke Stroke care Strokes are a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Every year, more than 795,000 adults have a stroke. Strokes are both preventable and treatable. Patients with signs and symptoms of stroke should call 911 and seek medical care immediately for early evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Signs and symptoms of a stroke can easily be identified by the BE FAST acronym (below). Certified Primary Stroke Center