Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.

On average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds and someone dies of a stroke every 3.1 minutes. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial to ensure that patients have the best possible outcome after experiencing a stroke. This prestigious advanced certification demonstrates the hospital's expertise in quickly treating stroke patients.

Each year, about 700,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, which is the nation's third leading cause of death, according to The Joint Commission. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, with about 4.7 million stroke survivors alive today.

Symptoms of stroke must be recognized FAST:

  • F - Facial Droop. When the individual smiles, does one side of their face droop?
  • A - Arm Drift. When the individual raises both arms, does one arm drift downward?
  • S - Slurred Speech. When the individual repeats a sentence, are any of the words slurred?
  • T - Time is Key. If a person shows any of the above symptoms, call 911.

Stroke of Hope

A support group for people who have had a stroke meets at 4 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Family members and caregivers are also welcome at the Stroke of Hope meetings. The group meets at the Texas Health HEB Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, located in the Professional 3 Building at 350 Westpark Way, Euless. For more information, call 817-355-8151.

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