When a stroke occurs, immediate treatment is key to limiting the extent of brain injury.
If you suspect a stroke, call 9-1-1.
Patients brought into the emergency department are seen within minutes by experts in acute stroke care. The care team may provide a variety of treatment options, including medication and surgery.
The Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction
Missouri Baptist was awarded a “Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Stroke Center” by The Joint Commission. The stroke program cares for more than 500 stroke and TIA (also called mini-stroke) patients.
MoBap is able to diagnose, treat and manage patients presenting with stroke symptoms at the emergency department, as well as patients directly admitted or transferred from other facilities.
Members of the Primary Stroke Team are multidisciplinary healthcare providers, including hospitalists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, critical care physicians, neuroradiologists, Magnet®-recognized nurses, rehabilitation specialists and a registered dietitian.