Vidant Health hospitals have teams in place to immediately begin treatment for patients experiencing a stroke. Our community hospitals also have access to the region's only primary stroke center located at Vidant Medical Center.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in this country. In eastern North Carolina, our rate of stroke death is two times higher than the nation's average. But knowing more about stroke can help us lower those rates.
When you come to a Vidant Health hospital, you can be sure we will do everything we can to lessen the effects of a stroke. The first step to getting treatment is knowing the signs and getting help immediately. Learn about the FAST test so you can be prepare to help someone who may be having a stroke.
To transfer a patient to the Stroke Center at Vidant Medical Center, please call ReferDirect at 800-816-7264.