NCH Stroke Center of Excellence

Stroke Silver Quality Achievement AwardNCH is committed to better stroke care and has cutting edge techniques and advanced equipment that allow us to deliver FAST stroke care.
  • NCH Healthcare System receives AHA "Get with The Guidelines - Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award"
  • NCH Healthcare System Achieves Designation as a Primary Stroke Center
  • The numbers of patients treated with stroke signs and symptoms in Collier County in 2012 was 837 and NCH treated 83% of these patients.
  • NCH has 11 Neurologists and 5 Neurosurgeons on staff that treat stroke.
  • New treatments are available that greatly reduce the disabilities caused by a stroke.


    Stroke is An Emergency! Act F.A.S.T.
    • F - Face. Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
    • A - Arms. Ask the person to raise both arms. Is one arm numb or drift downward? 
    • S - Speech.  Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are their words slurred? Can the person repeat the sentence correctly?
    • T - Time. If the person shows any of these signs CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY! Getting that person to the hospital as quickly as possible is the key to minimizing the damage of stroke!