Certified Primary Stroke Center in Hopewell, Virginia

John Randolph Medical Center is proud to offer the Hopewell, Virginia community access to our certified Primary Stroke Center. This certification comes from The Joint Commission and recognizes our efforts to create better outcomes for potential stroke patients. Our accreditations and certifications make our staff the right people to provide you with the best care when your life is on the line.

To find out more information about stroke prevention and stroke care, please call us at (804) 541-1600.

Dedication to better stroke outcomes

When you or a loved one begins exhibiting symptoms of a stroke, every second counts. As blood flow begins to diminish, the brain is quickly impacted and the sooner medical treatment can be administered the better.

When a patient arrives at John Randolph Medical Center with stroke symptoms, we activate a special "code neuro." This allows our team to speed up diagnosis and treatment to our patients. Our goal is to improve each patient’s chance for a full recovery. Our treatment often includes new, clot-busting drugs that have dramatic results if given within the first three hours of the onset of stroke symptoms.

Our stroke treatment experts recognize that every stroke patient has unique and specialized needs. The goal of our team is to achieve long-term success in improving stroke outcomes.

Signs of a stroke

If any of the below symptoms appear suddenly, dial 911 and seek emergency care.

  • Numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headache with no known cause

Act FAST

If you suspect a stroke, remember to act FAST to identify symptoms:

  • Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
  • Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately.