When ECM Hospital decided to become a Comprehensive Stroke Care Center, we knew that the first step was to assemble an excellent team. Today, we have the neurosurgeons and neurologists in place to help you deal with a stroke — and, with the J.W. Sommer Unit at Shoals Hospital, we can offer treatment from the minute you arrive at the Emergency Department until the moment you complete acute rehab. That’s World Class Stroke Care — right here at home
From left to right: Dr. John Kast, neurosurgeon, 256-764-7721; Dr. Vijaya Bondugula, neurologist, 256-764-7721; Dr. Rodney Soto, a neurohospitalist, 256-768-8609; and Dr. Greg Adderholt, neurosurgeon, 256-764-7721.
These medical professionals specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of strokes, headaches, seizures, Parkinsons, dementia, and other neurological and nervous conditions. If you experience a stroke, there’s a qualified medical professional at ECM who can attend to you. That’s World Class Stroke Care…right here at home!
ECM has received the The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Center as well as the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award.
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MINUTES MATTER when you’re having a stroke. A stroke can happen at any age. Any of these signs could indicate a stroke:
A stroke could occur no matter how old you are, and the symptoms are very different from a heart attack. Use the FAST method – check Face, Arm, Speech and Time, and get the patient to the Stroke Center at ECM as quickly as possible. MINUTES MATTER when you’re having a stroke!