Bon Secours Richmond Neurology

Stroke and Aneurysm

When A Stroke Strikes, Seconds Count

Every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke in the United States.

Strokes occur when the brain’s blood flow stops or when blood leaks into brain tissue, reducing the brain’s oxygen supply causing cells to die. The process can lead to long-term disability or death.

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital is the only non-academic facility to earn the highest level of stroke care certification in Virginia as a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center. And every Bon Secours hospital in Richmond is a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Care Center, recognized for excellence and outcomes.

How to recognize a stroke

Be Fast
  • B
    Balance
  • E
    Eyes
  • F
    Face
    drooping
  • A
    Arm
    weakness
  • S
    Speech
    difficulty
  • T
    Time to
    call 911