Stroke Center

A stroke is a “brain attack” that occurs when blood, which brings oxygen to your brain, stops flowing and brain cells die.

Rockford Health System is a certified Primary Stroke Center. We can intervene to potentially decrease the amount of neurological damage that can be associated with a stroke.

Stroke Symptoms

  • Changes in vision in one or both eyes
  • Confusion
  • Facial droop
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
  • Trouble speaking or understanding
  • Weakness of one arm or leg

Important Facts About Stroke

  • 30 percent of women cannot recognize the symptoms of stroke.
  • Stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer every year.
  • Stroke is a leading cause of disability in women.
  • Stroke is preventable and treatable. Treatment can be more effective if given quickly.

Stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1 if you experience any of the above symptoms.

Every minute counts!

Learn more about our Sleep Disorders Center.

To make an appointment with one of our providers, call our Physician Referral Line at (815) 971-DRDR (3737).