The signs and symptoms of an impending stroke are very specific and occur abruptly. By recognizing the signs and symptoms and taking action, you may be able to avert a stroke or reduce its severity.

If you or someone you know is exhibiting the signs of a stroke, call 911 immediately.
Do not drive to the Emergency Room.

BEFAST Stroke Awareness


Stroke Care Program

In Nevada, nearly 10,000 people suffer a stroke each year. Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death in Nevada and a major cause of long-term disability.

The Renown Regional Medical Center Stroke Program is nationally recognized as a model among healthcare networks for its work in bringing faster diagnosis and treatment to stroke patients.

We provide evidence-based stroke care including evaluation, treatment and education to patients who arrive at our facility with signs and symptoms of stroke.

The Stroke Center provides the latest treatment options and works to educate communities on stroke prevention, treatment and recovery. It has been nationally recognized as a model for other healthcare networks for its work to bring faster treatment to stroke patients in rural areas.


Rapid Stroke Response

When REMSA first responders or nurses in the Emergency Room notice that a patient is exhibiting signs of a stroke, a "Code Stroke" is initiated.

This process alerts and activates a team of doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers who are specially trained to care for stroke patients in an emergency. This ensures that the patient receives optimal care as quickly as possible.

Stroke Overview & Symptoms

Stroke Signs & Symptoms

Read about the different types of stroke and learn how to identify the early warning signs.

Stroke Risk Factors

Stroke Risk Factors

Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. Find out how you can lower your risk.

Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Care

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The Stroke Center at Renown Regional Medical Center earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for stroke care by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Designated as a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, patients have access to life-saving treatments and world-class stroke care right here, close to home.

American Heart Association for Stroke

Gold Stroke Award 2020 

Gold Plus Award for Stroke

Awarded the Gold Plus Achievement award in 2020 by the American Stroke Association. This award recognizes the hospital team for quality achievement in the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement program.

Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll

The American Stroke Association recognized Renown Regional Medical Center on its 2020 Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll. This award recognizes the hospital team for quality achievement in the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement program.

Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠

The Target: Type 2 Diabetes aims to ensure patients with type 2 diabetes receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized with a stroke.