F.A.S.T. Stroke Preparedness

When you suspect you, a loved one or a family member may be having a stroke, head to Western Reserve Hospital. With neurologists available 24/7, a fast, dedicated stroke code team and extensive stroke care readiness, Western Reserve Hospital is well-equipped to handle emergency stroke situations with precision and speed.

Western Reserve's Primary Stroke Certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program is further evidence of the hospital's excellence in providing emergency care for stroke situations. To learn more about our stroke services, call 
(330) 971-7000. If you think you or a loved one may be experiencing a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.

How to Identify a Stroke: F.A.S.T

  • Face Drooping — Is one side of the face drooping or numb? Is the person's smile uneven?
  • Arm Weakness — Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one drift downward?
  • Speech Difficulty — Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand?
  • Time to Call 9-1-1 — If a person show any of these signs, even temporarily, get them to a hospital immediately. 
    Check the time so you can tell the paramedics or physician when the symptoms first appeared.