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Patient Experience Story: Lou Milone
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Patient Experience Story: Lou Milone

Lou Milone, Stroke Survivor"I Thought Chilton was just a community hospital.
Until they saved my life."
- Lou Milone, Stroke Survivor

Louis Milone of Pompton Lakes suddenly realized he couldn't move his left side. Soon his words began to slur. His wife immediately called 911.

When the ambulance arrived, Christine Milone was asked by squad members where she wanted her husband to be taken.

"I told them Chilton, mostly because it was the closest hospital and we were scared, not knowing what was wrong with him," she said.

Luckily for Lou, Chilton is a Primary Stroke Center designated by the State of NJ and the Joint Commission.  It was also five-star rated for stroke care, the highest possible, for five years in a row according to HealthGrades, a national independent hospital ratings firm.  In addition, Chilton received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award.

At Chilton, Milone was quickly assessed by personnel trained in stroke care in the hospital's Emergency Department and given a clot-busting drug, commonly referred to as tPA, to help reverse the symptoms. Within three hours, he was able to lift his left arm and leg. Twenty-four hours later, he could get out of bed and even stand with assistance.

"I think the hospital we chose made the difference," said Milone, who is today about 90 percent recovered from his massive brain attack.

 

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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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