Stroke Center

Stroke Care at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis

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.

For more information regarding stroke services in St. Louis or to schedule an appointment at MoBap, please call 314.996.5433 or 800.392.0936.

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Contact Information

For more information on our stroke center or to schedule an appointment, call 314-996-3627 or contact us online.

Save the date for Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation event on October 5

Back to the Eighties

We’re going Back to the Eighties for the Missouri Baptist Foundation’s biennial signature event, supporting the Missouri Baptist stroke program.

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Rich Welmon stroke survivor sits in his workshop.

Every Second Matters When a Stroke Occurs

That fall day in October 2016 was just like any other weekday. Rich Welmon, a mechanic, got up and went to work; he didn’t think anything of the heaviness he felt in his leg or the short episode of dizziness he experienced during the day. But when his left hand refused to respond the next evening, he knew something was wrong.

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Emergency Stroke Care

At Missouri Baptist Medical Center we know that speed is critical in treating stroke patients to prevent brain damage and increase opportunities for recovery. That is why the Missouri Baptist's program is centered around efficiency.

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Know the Warning Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

The following are the most common stroke warning signs. Go to the ER immediately if experiencing any of the symptoms. A quick response can help reduce damage.

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Rapid Treatment of Stroke

Your care team may provide a variety of treatment options, including medication and surgery

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Preventing Stroke

Your risk for stroke is based on many factors including heredity conditions, medical issues, natural processes, such as age, and lifestyle. For the risk factors you can control, prevention is the best medicine.

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