Stroke is an Emergency!
An ischemic stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons every minute until treatment begins. That's the equivalent of your brain aging 3.6 years an hour, every hour, until treatment starts.
Lost brain cells don't regenerate. That's why we say, Time Lost is Brain Lost and emphasize the importance of rapid identification and quick treatment for patients with stroke.
Our Neuromedicine Team provides education throughout the region - to clinicians, churches, businesses, social organizations, schools - to help people recognize stroke signs and symptoms and the urgency of stroke treatment.
Within King's Daughters, every one of our team members must complete education on stroke signs and symptoms and know what to do when someone exhibits them. It's our commitment to provide world-class care, not just in the hospital, but also in every community in which we live, work or play.
During a stroke, time is of the essence. The most effective treatments need to be given quickly, usually within the first three hours after symptoms appear. Because the time to act is so limited, it is absolutely critical that people experiencing signs of a stroke get to the hospital immediately.
King's Daughters helps ensure the successful treatment, prompt attention and recovery patients and families desire by employing a full-time, hospital based stroke specialist, Jill Kimm, M.D., whose focuses solely on the treatment of stroke patients in the hospital setting.
King's Daughters has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal as an advanced primary stroke center. This certification recognizes facilities that follow national standards and guidelines that significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
KDMC also has earned the American Heart/American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Honor Roll award. This award recognizes King's Daughters commitment and success in implementing and maintaining adherence to high standards of stroke care.