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A stroke happens when blood flow is disrupted to the brain causing tissue injury and death.  Stroke is currently the forth leading cause of death in NE and the leading cause of disability in the US. 
In an effort to educate and improve treatment of the stroke patient the Stroke System of Care Act (71-4201 to 71-4209) was passed in 2016.  This act sets the ground work for EMS and hospitals to better work together to identify the best path of treatment for stroke patient reducing potential delays in care.
The Stroke System of Care Act identifies creiteria for hospitals to receive designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center, Primary Stroke Center or Acute Stroke Ready hospitals. 
The current stroke designated hospitals in Nebraska are:  
  • Nebraska Medicine, Omaha
  • CHI Immanuel, Omaha
  • Faith Regional Health Services, Norfolk
  • CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha
  • Bryan East, Lincoln
  • CHI Health Good Samaritan, Kearney
  • CHI Health – Lakeside, Omaha
  • CHI St. Elizabeth, Lincoln
  • CHI Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island
  • Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings
  • Methodist Hospital, Omaha
  • Nebraska Medicine, Bellevue
  • Regional West Medical Center, Scottsbluff
  • Great Plains Health, North Platte  
  • Methodist Women's Hospital, Elkhorn
ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI):
A heart attack happens when blood flow is disrupted to a section of your heart, cause the surrounding tissue to become injured and die.  Every year approximately 750,000 Americans have a heart attack.  The best treatment for a heart attack is early detection and treatment. If you or your loved ones show any signs of having a heart attack call 911 immediately!
Signs of a heart attack: chest discomfort (may feel heavy, aching, dull, squeezing or full) may radiate into jaw, neck, arms, back and stomach.  Shortness of breath, nausea, lightheadedness, cold sweats.
Risk factors for heart attacks are the same as those listed above for stroke. Make sure to manage existing medical conditions.
For more information, contact:
Becka Neumiller, Stroke Program Manager
2475 South E St
Broken Bow, NE 68822
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