Sparks Stroke Team is the only in the region that provides complete neurovascular care and expertise. Our highly trained staff includes neurovascular neurologists, a vascular neurosurgeon and an interventional neuroradiologist, which means we can treat any stroke of any severity.
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Sparks Stroke Care
Sparks has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. The hospital follows national standards and guidelines published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association for stroke care. Less than 1% of all hospitals in the United States have received this certification.
Sparks has also been named a "Top Stroke Center" by the American Heart Association.
Furthermore, Sparks Stroke Care is rated #1 in the state of Arkansas for both medical excellence and patient safety according to the Delta Group’s CareChex research for 2011. When compared to all hospital stroke care programs nationwide, Sparks Stroke Care is ranked in the top 2% for medical excellence and the top 3% in patient safety, according to CareChex.
Sparks Receives Stroke Quality Award
The American Heart Association has awarded Sparks Regional Medical Center with the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award acknowledges the Sparks stroke care team’s success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring stroke patients receive treatment adhering to nationally accepted guidelines provided by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Learn more.
Telemedicine Stroke Program
Sparks Regional Medical Center is the only primary hospital partner in the Arkansas SAVES telemedicine program that provides immediate life-saving treatments to stroke patients at 11 participating regional hospitals via video communication available 24 hours a day.
- Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Not all warning signs appear with every stroke. Don't ignore symptoms if they go away. Still seek medical attention. Call 911 and come to the emergency department at Sparks Regional Medical Center. Stroke is the nation's third leading cause of death and on average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds. Know the warning signs, don't take chances, don't delay.