Washington Regional Stroke Program

Washington Regional’s Stroke Program has achieved certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and Washington Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in Northwest Arkansas and only the third in Arkansas to achieve this certification. This designation means that Washington Regional provides the highest level of stroke care in Northwest Arkansas and is the only hospital in the region to provide 24/7 in-person care from stroke experts specially trained in stroke diagnosis, care and rehabilitation. Washington Regional’s stroke team consistently exceeds the national average for evaluation and treatment times with positive outcomes. Washington Regional has the capabilities to treat the most complex stroke cases with advanced treatments including minimally invasive stroke treatment options, such as thrombectomy, and is home to Northwest Arkansas’ first dedicated neurosurgical intensive care unit.

Stroke is a Medical Emergency

Getting immediate medical attention for stroke is crucial. If you or someone near you is showing any warning signs of a stroke, including sudden numbness of the face, arms, or legs, severe headaches, confusion or trouble speaking or walking, CALL 911 right away.

Partnering to Improve Stroke Outcomes in Arkansas

Washington Regional provides 24/7 in-person stroke care in Northwest Arkansas and proudly participates in the IDHI Stroke Program, formerly AR SAVES (Stroke Assistance Through Virtual Emergency Support). Our experts provide consults to other Arkansas hospitals via telemedicine for the IDHI Stroke Program, helping those providers quickly and accurately evaluate stroke patients, administer appropriate lifesaving medication and facilitate transfer to our facility when needed. Data from the CDC shows that stroke deaths in Washington County decreased more than anywhere else in the country between 2010-2020. Many factors contribute to this success, including the work Washington Regional, the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Northwest Arkansas, is doing with community partners to create a stroke system of care.

Support for Stroke Patients, Caregivers and their Families

Washington Regional is proud to collaborate with American Heart Association Support Network to provide support to heart & stroke patients, caregivers and their families. If you or someone you love is recovering from a heart attack or stroke, a chronic condition or congenital heart defect, or is in rehab and recovery, join the conversation now and connect with others who have survived and thrived.

New Beginnings: A Stroke Support Group for survivors and their caregivers
When: First Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m. 
Where: Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital. For directions, click here
Contact: Encompass Health, 479.444.2200 or the Stroke Patient Question Line, 479.463.7875.

For more information or if you have questions, call 479.463.7875 or email strokeprogram@wregional.com.