Open Accessibility Menu

Stroke Care

Nationally Renowned Certified Primary Stroke Center in Beloit, WI

Beloit Health System’s Beloit Hospital is a certified Primary Stroke Center and has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Our stroke treatment team at Beloit Health System is composed of a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency medicine physicians, internists, cardiologists, rehabilitative specialists, and nurses. We are ready to respond to all stroke emergencies day or night, 24/7, with the most up-to-date, evidence backed guidelines to speed up patient recovery and reduce disability and death rates.

What Is a Stroke?

Strokes are the 5th leading cause of death nationwide and a leading cause of disability in adults. It occurs when the blood supply is shut off to the brain, which leads to brain cell death as oxygen is not able to reach the brain. Each minute stroke treatment is delayed, a stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons, and once brain cells die, the functions they are supposed to carry out cease. For these reasons, every minute counts in seeking immediate medical treatment to restore blood flow to the brain.

Warning signs and symptoms of a stroke include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

If you or someone you are with has one or more of these symptoms, DO NOT drive yourself or someone else. DO check the time when the first warning sign or symptom began. You or the person who is with you will be asked this important question later.

If you, or someone you are with, has one or more stroke symptoms that last more than a few minutes, don't delay! Immediately call 9-1-1.

  • Committed to our Community and Focused on our Patients.

    Join Our Team