The region's largest network of stroke-designated hospitals.
The hospitals of HCA Midwest Health have been recognized for their excellence in stroke care, with our Missouri hospitals among the first to achieve state designation for Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) for stroke. We have also received national designations for our expertise and commitment to diagnosis, treatment, and improving outcomes.
Stroke Care Takes a Turn for the Better #turn4thebetter
We acknowledge the many absurdities, complexities and frustrations patients—as well as caregivers—face in today's healthcare arena. Through candidness, hard work and innovation, we're making sure that healthcare takes a turn the for the better.
Q. My doctor told me I’m at risk for both heart attack and stroke. I know diseases are very complicated but can someone just explain the difference between a heart attack and a stroke in a simple way?
A. Both heart attack and the more common type of stroke (ischemic stroke) usually have to do with clogged arteries. And many of the risk factors that are within your control are the same. So there’s a chance that you could be at risk for both. HCA Midwest Health offers free online heart disease and stroke... More
Q. What does a “comprehensive stroke center” even mean, anyway. For something as serious as stroke, isn’t the care you get at hospitals pretty much the same?
A. We know sometimes designations and awards just seem like the healthcare community is patting each other on the back, but they really play an enormous role in improving patient care. Here’s one example – Research Medical Center recently became the first HCA Midwest Health hospital to earn The Joint Commission... More
Q. Long wait in the ER even though there was no one else in the waiting room.
A. The frustration that comes from any kind of waiting room is intense. It’s especially hard in a hospital, when you are sick and need attention. Why does it seem like nothing is being done while you are just sitting there?
If you’re picturing a huge, crowded ER waiting room where nothing gets done, you’ve... More
Q. I don’t remember being as stressed as my teenage daughter. How do I know if this is normal?
A. Raising a teenager can be a tough emotional rollercoaster, but so can being one. Teens are going through many changes mentally and physically. Which can make it difficult to determine normal teenage behavior and from something more. Biological factors, school, family changes and other environmental ... More