Certified Primary Stroke Center
Timing is everything when it comes to stroke. Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital’s team of physicians, nurses and medical professionals is ready to care for victims of stroke 24 hours a day.
We are proud to be a Primary Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission. This means that IU Health Bloomington Hospital is dedicated to providing high quality stroke care. Our team has worked to streamline our processes and ensure consistent standards of care, so that no matter when someone comes to us experiencing a stroke, they receive the same level of high quality care. Whether it’s two in the afternoon or two in the morning, our team is prepared to care for you.
We exceed national standards in the time it takes us to diagnose a stroke, which helps us provide our patients with the most appropriate treatment in a timely manner.
From IU Health Bloomington Hospital Emergency Medical Transport Services, to the IU Health Bloomington Hospital Emergency Department, to a staff of neurologists and neurosurgeons, to the CT team, stroke survivors arriving at IU Health Bloomington Hospital can expect quality, efficient and coordinated care.
Read more about IU Health Bloomington Hospital’s stroke care in our news magazine, AdvancingHealth. Learn about Mel’s experience with stroke and how his family recognized its signs and got him medical treatment quickly.
Be Prepared-Know Stroke Signs and Symptoms, and Act Fast
If you notice the sudden onset of just one of these symptoms, there is a 70 percent chance the person is experiencing a stroke:
- Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Severe headache with no known cause
Remember Fast to Check For Signs and Symptoms of Stroke:
- Facial Droop
- Arm Drift
- Time of Onset
Call 911 immediately if you suspect a stroke. Stroke is a medical emergency.
Supporting Patients Following Stroke
After suffering a stroke, we know regaining and rejoining life can be difficult, and that you and your loved ones may need extra support during this time. Because of this, IU Health Bloomington offers two support groups for stroke survivors and their loved ones.
Our inpatient support group meets every Monday from 3:15 to 4:15 pm in the dining room on the IU Health Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU). The group is open to patients in the ARU and their loved ones. Meetings may include a representative from physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing, social services and pyschology who will review various aspects of stroke recovery and answer your questions.
After leaving the hospital, recovery from stroke often continues. For these stroke survivors, IU Health Bloomington hosts the Stroke Education Series/Support Group open to all stroke survivors and their loved ones. The group is led by a licensed Clinical Socail Worker and each session covers a different topic from our expert guest speakers. Time will also be available during every meeting for discussion where survivors and their loved ones can ask questions, or share successes or challenges.
The Stroke Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Monroe County YMCA (2125 S. Highland Avenue, Bloomington).
For more information about IU Health Bloomington Stroke Support Group, please call 812.353.9506.