Free stroke screenings, information at Awareness Month event

Sparrow Caregivers performed free stroke screenings and provided potentially life-saving information during an educational event on Monday, May 11.
Anmar Razak, M.D., Sparrow Physician and Michigan State University HealthTeam neurologist, discussing stroke symptoms and treatment during a media interview
Stroke survivor Amy Grimes being interviewed by the media.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month.

Did you know the brain ages an average of 3.6 years each hour without treatment? Act FAST!

Warning signs for stroke:

Facial weakness

  • Have person smile. Does one side droop?

Arm weakness

  • Lift both arms up. Does one arm drop?

Speech difficulty

  • Is speech slurred or unclear?

Time to call

  • Note time symptoms started. Call 911.

Mid-Michigan’s most comprehensive stroke team is always ready to care for you.

Sparrow is the first Michigan hospital to be designated a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. Sparrow was successfully recertified in November 2014.