On average, someone suffers from a stroke every 40 seconds and someone dies from a stroke every 4 minutes. In all, 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. The statistics are staggering, and make it clear why quick diagnosis and treatment is so important if you think you may be having a stroke. At Chestnut Hill Hospital, we know that a stroke can happen at any time. We’re ready all the time—24 hours a day to provide vital, immediate attention.
Also referred to as a "brain attack", strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. There are two different types:
Quick reaction is essential regardless of stoke type, and knowing the signs of a stroke can be the difference between minimal and severe damage.
If you think you are having a stroke, or suspect a loved one is, call 911 immediately.
Impact Of Stroke (Stroke Statistics)
Chestnut Hill Hospital has joined the Jefferson Neuroscience Network (JNN). Through this collaboration, Jefferson and Chestnut Hill Hospital will provide some of the most sophisticated care and expertise available to patients with time-sensitive neurovascular diseases. By joining the JNN, Chestnut Hill Hospital's patients will have access to the resources of a comprehensive stroke center, including:
To find a neurologists or neurosurgeon near you, please use our find a doctor tool.
Primary Stroke Center
For more information, please call:
8835 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118