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Stroke Risk Assessment
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The Stroke Program at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services uses a multi-disciplinary approach that provides stroke treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
Stroke is the number one cause of disability in the United States .
Penrose-St. Francis' program is proud to participate in the American Stroke Association's "Get with the Guidelines" treatment protocols. Stroke patients taken to hospitals that follow these guidelines had a better chance of survival than patients taken elsewhere, according to a study published in February 2010.
We encourage patients to see their physician for a complete physical to check cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass numbers. If you don't have a physician, you can Find a Doctor or call Centura's Nurse Call Center at 719-776-5555. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services wants to help you reduce the chances of suffering a stroke. But if a stroke should happen, we want you to know that the entire
Centura Health Stroke Network is standing by to offer you the expert care you need, when and where you need it.
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