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Duke Telestroke Network

Sovah Health's two robots, Rosie in Danville and Lightning McBot in Martinsville, link our hospitals with Duke Telestroke Network and Duke neurologists. If you or a loved one comes to our emergency room with stroke-like symptoms, your health care team here connects to the Duke team immediately. Our 24/7 team approach with Duke offers you and your loved ones faster evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

Remember: Call 9-1-1 if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.

Calling 9-1-1 is almost always the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment. EMS staff are trained to revive someone whose heart has stopped. It is best to call EMS for rapid transport to the emergency room.

Primary Stroke Center

In addition to being deemed a Chest Pain Center, Sovah Health-Danville and Sovah Health-Martinsville are Primary Stroke Centers. This means that our team has achieved a higher level of expertise to care for stroke patients. To us, it's an important accomplishment. To stroke patients and their families, it's assurance that the right care will be right here when they need it.

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Inpatient Rehab at Sovah Health

Sovah Health’s team of speech language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists take a patient-centered approach to individualized treatment to minimize the damage of stroke. Rehabilitation may include:

    • Self-care skills such as feeding, grooming, bathing, toileting and dressing
    • Mobility skills such as transferring, walking or self-propelling a wheelchair
    • Communication skills in speech and language
    • Cognitive skills such as memory or problem solving
    • Social skills for interacting with other people

Rehabilitation doesn't reverse the effects of a stroke. The goal is to build strength, capability and confidence to continue daily activities despite the effects of stroke. For more information about Sovah Health Inpatient rehab services, click below to learn more.

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