Every second counts
If you experience signs of stroke, call 911 immediately.
When you experience a stroke – a loss of blood and oxygen to your brain – rapid response can be the difference between recovery and disability. That’s why stroke specialists at Tidelands Health act quickly to save your brain and partner with you on the journey to recovery.
Award-Winning Stroke Services
The importance of exercise after stroke
Evidence suggests that exercise after a stroke can help people regain cognitive function and reduce the risk of another stroke. But if the stroke caused physical impairments, you may think it’s impossible to incorporate exercise into your life.
At Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, you’ll benefit from skilled medical professionals who use the most appropriate therapies to respond quickly to your symptoms. You can rest assured you're receiving top-quality treatment because both hospitals have earned advanced primary stroke center certification from The Joint Commission – the largest independent health care accrediting agency in the United States.
When you receive stroke services at Tidelands Health, you’ll also learn how to reduce your risk of stroke, recognize symptoms of stroke and manage your medications to improve your health. You can trust us to provide excellent preventive and follow-up care because the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has given special recognition to both our hospitals. Tidelands Waccamaw earned a Get With the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award in 2014, and Tidelands Georgetown earned a Get With the Guidelines Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award in 2013.
‘Life is precious:’ Georgetown physician recovers from stroke
“At first it was a little bit of denial – I’m too young,” he remembers thinking as the warning signs worsened along his run.
Also, Tidelands Waccamaw received the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Achievement Award in 2014, and the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Achievement award in 2015. Tidelands Georgetown received the Get With the Guidelines Stroke Silver Achievement Award in 2013 and the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Achievement Award in 2015.
Stroke Care from Onset to Rehabilitation
Your care starts in our emergency department, where health care professionals will assess your condition and perform exams to determine the cause of your symptoms. Your doctors may use telehealth video and audio technology to collaborate with experts at MUSC Health as part of the REACH MUSC Stroke Network. Our relationship with MUSC Health allows you to stay close to home while benefiting from the extensive knowledge of specialists at an academic medical center.
If you’re diagnosed with a stroke, we’ll provide timely treatment to restore the flow of life-giving blood and oxygen to your brain. After your condition is stable, you may begin rehabilitation services to restore function. Take advantage of intensive inpatient therapy at Tidelands Waccamaw Rehabilitation Hospital, and turn to Tidelands Health Neurological Rehabilitation Center for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy after you return home.
After you or a loved one experiences a stroke, join our stroke support group to find encouragement, friendship and advice.