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    Stroke Services

On average, someone suffers from a stroke every 40 seconds and someone dies from a stroke every 4 minutes. In all, 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. The statistics are staggering, and make it clear why quick diagnosis and treatment is so important if you think you may be having a stroke. At Galesburg Cottage Hospital, we know that a stroke can happen at any time. We’re ready all the time—24 hours a day to provide vital, immediate attention.

Also referred to as a "brain attack", strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. There are two different types:

  • Ischemic stroke: when a blood clot blocks one of the vital blood vessels in the brain.
  • Hemorrhagic stroke: when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into surrounding tissue.

Quick reaction is essential regardless of stoke type, and knowing the signs of a stroke can be the difference between minimal and severe damage.

Know the symptoms:

  • Confusion or difficulty speaking/understanding
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis of the face or on one side of the body
  • Sudden severe headache
  • Unexplained dizziness and/or loss of balance

If you think you are having a stroke, or suspect a loved one is, call 911 immediately.

Impact Of Stroke (Stroke Statistics)

Galesburg Cottage Hospital's stroke facility is certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. We use a team approach to treating strokes that starts with the paramedics who first respond to your call. They evaluate your symptoms and alert the award-winning ER team to your case. Calling a paramedic ensures quick access to diagnostic tests, a critical care room, nurses and doctors.

Learn more about stroke awareness.

For more information, please call:
(309) 343-8131

695 N. Kellogg
Galesburg, IL 61401