National Stroke Awareness Month

  • May is National Stroke Awareness Month in the United States.
  • When it comes to stroke, every minute counts. Acting F.A.S.T. can help stroke patients get the treatments they need to survive and reduce damage to the brain.
  • According to CDC, more than 3 out of 5 people are aware of all major stroke symptoms and know to call 9-1-1 when someone is having a stroke.
  • Lawrence County Memorial Hospital is designated as a “Stroke Ready” emergency room. That means their staff is trained on and follows the latest scientific treatment guidelines related to stroke.