Every year, hundreds of people are admitted to Utah hospitals for stroke–related complications. While the effects of stroke can be damaging, they can be significantly minimized with early intervention and treatment. St. Mark’s Hospital is a state–certified primary stroke center, a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, and an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines™ Gold Plus certified receiving facility. We are staffed with an experienced, proven team of physicians that deliver advanced stroke care.
St. Mark’s Hospital is the most trusted resource in our region for stroke education, innovation, and evidence–based care. We are committed to your health and healing through excellent service, compassionate care, integrity, mutual respect and continuous improvement.
A stroke, sometimes referred to as a “brain attack,” is a sudden interruption of blood supply to the brain. Within minutes, the brain tissue starts to die and, as a result, the victim experiences a sudden loss of function.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and serious long–term disability in the United States. It affects around 700,000 people each year, causing approximately 163,000 deaths annually. If left untreated, a stroke victim loses 1.9 million neurons every minute. Compared to the normal rate of aging, that translates to the human brain aging 3.6 years every hour it goes without treatment.