Stroke Center

The Certified Primary Stroke Center at Beloit Hospital has the ability to provide effective, timely care to stroke victims and can significantly improve outcomes.

Beloit Health System’s Beloit Hospital is a certified Primary Stroke Center and has  received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of adult disability. Stroke occurs when the blood supply is shut off to the brain and oxygen is not able to reach the brain, making brain cells die.

That’s why those with Beloit Hospital’s Stroke Unit are working to educate patients and the public on the symptoms of stroke.

The Certified Primary Stroke Center at Beloit Hospital specializes in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with stroke symptoms.

“A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed. This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely,” said Brenda Williams, Stroke Program Coordinator, Beloit Health System. “We continue to strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients. The recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke further reinforces our team’s hard work.”

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, has one or more stroke symptoms that lasts more than a few minutes, don't delay! Immediately call 9-1-1. DO NOT drive yourself. DO check the time when the first warning sign or symptom began. You or the person who is with you will be asked this important question later.


Pictured clockwise from top left Brianne Morwood, RD, Dietitian; April Danielson, RN, Intermediate; Brenda Williams, RN, Intermediate; Sharon Krohn, CT, Imaging; Pam Nightingale, RN, Intermediate; Jeannie Yowler, RN, Emergency Department.


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