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Support Stroke Centers

Henderson

Level III Support Stroke Facility

Our Level III support stroke facility saves lives.

Stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or blocked, reducing the flow of oxygen and nutrients and causing brain cells to die.

Unfortunately, stroke is leading cause of adult disability and the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S. So it’s great to know that UT Health Henderson has been designated as a Level III support stroke facility (SSF) by the state of Texas. This means our emergency center has met all guidelines for providing resuscitation, stabilization, assessment and treatment and has the ability to transfer the patient to the UT Health Tyler Primary Stroke Center.

Among the numerous Level III SSF requirements are 24/7 access to:

  • emergency center doctors and nurses with specialized, ongoing stroke training
  • diagnostic CT scans
  • lab technician and services
  • A Primary Stroke Center

UT Health Henderson exceeds national standards in stroke treatment.

A Level III SSF must be able to diagnose, treat and transfer a patient who’s experiencing stroke within one hour of arrival. UT Health Henderson is proud that our statistics for time of treatment and transfer are lower than the national average – and we’re even more pleased to know our efforts save lives in Rusk and surrounding counties.

Call 911 immediately at the first sign of stroke.

If someone is experiencing one or more of the signs of stroke, call 911 immediately! Don’t wait, because the longer you do, the more brain damage occurs – and the harder it is for that person to survive and recover.

Know the signs of stroke.

Watch for these symptoms of stroke and call 911 immediately if someone you are with experiences them:

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

Know the risk factors of stroke.

Some risk factors are unavoidable, such as being male, being age 55 or older, having a family history of stroke or being of African-American heritage. Other risk factors can be controlled and include:

  • cigarette smoking (doubles the risk)
  • being overweight
  • having high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure
  • having diabetes
  • having atrial fibrillation
  • lack of physical activity
  • poor nutrition
  • circulation problems
  • excessive alcohol consumption

If you have any of these risks for stroke, call 903-655-6536 for an appointment. Screenings to assess your risk for stroke are easy and painless – and could save your life.

Quitman

Level III Support Stroke Facility

Our Level III support stroke facility saves lives.

Stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or blocked, reducing the flow of oxygen and nutrients and causing brain cells to die.

Unfortunately, stroke is leading cause of adult disability and the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S. So it’s great to know that UT Health Quitman has been designated as a Level III support stroke facility (SSF) by the state of Texas. This means our emergency center has met all guidelines for providing resuscitation, stabilization, assessment and treatment, and has the ability to transfer the patient to the UT Health Tyler Primary Stroke Center.

Among the numerous Level III SSF requirements are 24/7 access to:

  • emergency center doctors and nurses with specialized, ongoing stroke training
  • diagnostic CT scans
  • lab technician and services
  • A Primary Stroke Center

UT Health Quitman exceeds national standards in stroke treatment.

A Level III SSF must be able to diagnose, treat and transfer a patient who’s experiencing stroke within one hour of arrival. UT Health Quitman is proud that our statistics for time of treatment and transfer are lower than the national average – and we’re even more pleased to know our efforts save lives in Wood and surrounding counties.

Call 911 immediately at the first sign of stroke.

If someone is experiencing one or more of the signs of stroke, call 911 immediately! Don’t wait, because the longer you do, the more brain damage occurs – and the harder it is for that person to survive and recover.

Know the signs of stroke.

Watch for these symptoms of stroke and call 911 immediately if someone you are with experiences them:

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

Know the risk factors of stroke.

Some risk factors are unavoidable, such as being male, being age 55 or older, having a family history of stroke or being of African-American heritage. Other risk factors can be controlled and include:

  • cigarette smoking (doubles the risk)
  • being overweight
  • having high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure
  • having diabetes
  • having atrial fibrillation
  • lack of physical activity
  • poor nutrition
  • circulation problems
  • excessive alcohol consumption

If you have any of these risks for stroke, call 903-763-6220 for an appointment. Screenings to assess your risk for stroke are easy and painless – and could save your life.

Pittsburg

UT Health Pittsburg has been designated as a Level III support stroke facility (SSF) by the state of Texas. This means our emergency center has met all guidelines for providing resuscitation, stabilization, assessment and treatment, and has the ability to transfer the patient to the UT Health Tyler Primary Stroke Center.

Among the numerous Level III SSF requirements are 24/7 access to:

  • emergency center doctors and nurses with specialized, ongoing stroke training
  • diagnostic CT scans
  • lab technician and services

For more information on our stroke program, call 903-946-5580.

Athens

Our Level III support stroke facility saves lives

Stroke is a common medical emergency that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or blocked, reducing the flow of oxygen and nutrients and causing brain cells to die.

So it’s great to know that UT Health Athens has been designated as a Level III support stroke facility (SSF) by the state of Texas. This means our emergency center has met all guidelines for providing resuscitation, stabilization, assessment and treatment, and has the ability to transfer the patient to the UT Health Tyler Advanced Primary Stroke Center.

Among the numerous Level III SSF requirements are 24/7 access to:

  • emergency center doctors and nurses with specialized, ongoing stroke training
  • diagnostic CT scans
  • lab technician and services

Do You Know Stroke?

Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes three types of stroke:

  • ischemic stroke, caused by blood clots in the brain and often treated with tPA, a drug that dissolves clots and restores blood flow
  • hemorrhagic stroke, wherein ruptured blood vessels cause bleeding in the brain
  • transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini stroke), caused by a temporary blood clot and stroke symptoms that last for a short period of time; one in three people who have a TIA eventually will have an ischemic stroke

Know the signs of stroke

If someone is experiencing one or more of the signs of stroke, call 911 immediately! Don’t wait, because the longer you do, the more brain damage occurs – and the harder it is for that person to survive and recover. Watch for: 

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

Know the risk factors of stroke

Some risk factors are unavoidable, such as being male, having diabetes, being age 55 or older, having a family history of stroke or being of African-American heritage. Other risk factors can be controlled and include:

  • cigarette smoking (doubles the risk)
  • being overweight
  • having high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure
  • having atrial fibrillation
  • lack of physical activity
  • poor nutrition
  • circulation problems
  • excessive alcohol consumption

If you have any of these risks for stroke, call 903-676-5580 for an appointment with a doctor. Screenings to assess your risk for stroke are easy and painless – and could save your life!