The Stroke Center at Lafayette General Medical Center specializes in the comprehensive assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with stroke symptoms. LGMC offers a team of dedicated professionals who are highly skilled and dedicated to improving the care and ultimate outcome for stroke patients though a rapid triage response, evidence based treatment approaches, patient/family support and ongoing stroke education.
Lafayette General Medical Center was awarded The Joint
Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for certification as a Primary Stroke
An enhanced alliance between The Joint Commission and the
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) became
effective February 1, 2012. On that date, the LGMC's certification as a Primary
Stroke Center met the approval of not only The Joint Commission, but the
American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
With seven neurologists and nine neurosurgeons on staff,
backed by a host of critical care specialists, Lafayette General continues to
work diligently to ensure that stroke protocols meet national benchmarks for
LGMC's Stroke Program offers the full continuum of care from the Emergency Department all the way to rehabilitation at Lafayette General Medical Center's Rehabilitation Unit. A Stroke Support Group meets in the
hospital’s Owen Auditorium at 3pm on the second Tuesday of every month.
Warning signs and symptoms of stroke:
Sudden numbness or weakness of the 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
If you, or someone you are with, have one or more stroke symptoms that last more than a few minutes, don't delay! Immediately call 9-1-1. DO NOT drive yourself. DO check the time. When did the first warning sign or symptom start? You or the person who is with you will be asked this important question later.