Accredited Stroke Center in Brooksville, Florida

When you're experiencing a stroke, seconds mean the difference between losing and saving critical brain cells.

At Oak Hill Hospital, a nationally certified Primary Stroke Center, we provide rapid, comprehensive stroke care with the goal of decreasing brain damage and/or disability.

If you believe someone is experiencing a stroke, call 911 immediately.

Nationally certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center

Oak Hill Hospital is certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, one of the nation's leading healthcare accreditation agencies. This certification demonstrates our dedication to excellence in stroke care. We follow stringent, proven standards leading to improved outcomes and higher quality of life for patients after experiencing a stroke.

We are the only hospital in Citrus and Hernando counties to follow national guidelines that quickly determine the type of stroke and treatment necessary.

Fast, coordinated stroke care

Our expert stroke treatment begins when a patient is first identified as experiencing a stroke, even before the ambulance arrives at our emergency room.

We work with emergency medical services (EMS) to streamline stroke treatment, bypassing the emergency room. They then immediately perform a computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain.

Our specially trained radiologists promptly interpret the results, and our experienced stroke care team swiftly initiates appropriate treatment.

Types of stroke we treat

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain erupts.

Oxygen and nutrients cannot reach the brain when blood flow is blocked and brain cells die. This can lead to brain damage, disability or even death.

At Oak Hill Hospital, we treat all types of stroke. There are two main types of stroke:

Ischemic stroke occurs when the brain's blood flow is obstructed.

Ischemic strokes account for 87 percent of all strokes, according to the American Stroke Association.

Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts.

Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by weakened blood vessels. The most common cause of hemorrhagic strokes is uncontrolled high blood pressure.

Stroke symptoms

Knowing and recognizing the signs of a stroke could save a life.

Remember to "BE FAST" when you first notice stroke symptoms:

B = Balance
Is there a sudden loss of balance or coordination?

E = Eyes
Is there sudden blurred or double vision or sudden, persistent vision trouble?

F = Face
Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

A = Arm
Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S = Speech
Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred?

T = Time
If you observe any of these symptoms, it’s time to call 911 and ask to be transported to the nearest stroke center.

Stroke rehabilitation

After a stroke or neurological incident, we offer various physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help you regain your function, abilities and independence.

Our licensed therapists and rehabilitative specialists design personalized programs to help you recover completely and safely. They support you in adapting to any abilities which have permanently changed as a result of your stroke.