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Dickinson Designated an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson has received a full three-year Acute Stroke Ready Hospital designation from the North Dakota Department of Health & Human Services. This designation focuses on evidence-based practice stroke care, stroke quality metrics, and performance improvement. This designation denotes that CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson provides timely and effective quality stroke care to the public.

The facility embraces the adage "Time is brain!" and that rapid identification, treatment, and transfer of stroke patients offers the greatest chance of recovery. The Stroke System of Care in North Dakota aims to reduce disability and death from stroke, and this designation signifies that CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson meets the standards to support improved patient outcomes.

CHI St. Alexius Health wants to remind everyone that Stroke is an Emergency - when every minute counts, make sure you can recognize the signs of stroke with BE FAST

B - Balance Lost
E - Eyes Blur

F - Facial Drooping
A - Arm Weakness
S - Speech Difficulty
T - Time to Call 9-1-1