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DMH has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers .  This distinction is awarded only to those programs that comply with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in providing primary stroke center services.

We’re committed to educating the community on how to recognize the signs of stroke and to reduce risk factors for stroke.

Stroke Symptoms

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Abrupt onset of confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden double vision or trouble with vision
  • Abrupt onset of dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache

If you are experiencing stroke symptoms call 9-1-1. If you cannot call 9-1-1, have someone else drive you to the nearest emergency department immediately. 

B.E. F.A.S.T. – the Balance, Eyes, Face, Arm and Speech Test