Chilton Hospital is a Primary Stroke Center designated by the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and certified by the Joint Commission.
The Brain Attack Team (BAT) at Chilton Hospital is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to rapidly assess and treat patients.
Primary Stroke Center status is given only to hospitals that meet strict state guidelines for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke. Primary Stroke Centers adhere to national standards for stroke care that improve outcomes for patients, and have acute stroke teams available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to rapidly assess and treat patients.
If you or a loved one should suffer a stroke, award-winning stroke care is close to home. Chilton Hospital has received numerous clinical awards from HealthGrades a leading consumer health care ratings agency and the American Stroke Association.
Know Your Stroke Symptoms
It is important to learn the following stroke symptoms. Seek immediate emergency care if you experience:
• Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
• Sudden confusion, difficulty with speech/comprehension
• Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
• Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balancing or coordination
• Sudden severe headache with no known cause
FAST is a simple test that can help if you suspect a stroke:
Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arm: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is their speech slurred or strange?
Time: If you observe any of these signs Call 911 immediately.