Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is a
New York State designated stroke center.
The designation is part of a statewide effort to improve quality health care to stroke patients.
NFMMC is a partner with The Kaleida Health Stroke Care Center at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital.
Memorial's Stroke Center offers a full continuum of expert care and support for stroke patients and their families. From our ER1 Emergency Department to our private inpatient hospital rooms to the modern rehabilitation unit in our attached Schoellkopf Health Center, our Stroke Team has the specialized training and experience needed to deliver high-quality care — right here in Niagara.
Call 911 if you or someone you're with exhibits one or more of these warning signs:
• Sudden numbness or weakness in 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
Is it a stroke?Awareness is key.
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. A stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms. Doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions.
Ask the individual to:
• RAISE BOTH ARMS
• SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE
If they have trouble with any of these tasks,
call 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.