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During a stroke, every minute counts. It’s vital to receive stroke treatment as quickly as possible; which is why it’s necessary to have HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Stroke Center in Green Bay near.
As the area’s first Certified Primary Stroke Center, know that fast, comprehensive stroke care is here and ready whenever a stroke strikes. As a pioneer in the latest clot-removal technology, neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Alison Nohara, and her team fight for every minute to provide stroke patients with the best possible outcome. HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and the stroke care team focuses on five main areas for our stroke patients: speed, support, expertise, innovation and empathy.

Speed. Efficient, streamlined processes and equipment help us manage stroke patients quickly, so long-term effects are minimized and outcomes improved as much as possible.

Support. Programs like BE-FAST for stroke signs and symptoms, stroke screenings, support groups, customized educational materials, resources and consultations help people know when they’re having a stroke and how they can take steps to reduce their risk factors.

Expertise. Our multidisciplinary teams, in partnership with Prevea Health, offers the highest quality in stroke care and rehabilitation, including neurointerventional radiologist, neurologists, radiologists, diagnostic technicians, neurology specialty-trained nurses, certified neuroscience registered nurses within the ICU, case managers, outpatient therapists, neuropsychologists and behavioral care therapists.

Innovation. Our investment in stroke treatment includes an accredited EEG lab for diagnosis, the area’s largest inpatient stroke rehab unit located inside HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, advanced clot-removal technologies and much more. All in Green Bay.

Empathy. Guided by our Franciscan spirituality and core values of respect, care, competence and joy, stroke sufferers can be assured treatment comes from those who take a sincere interest in their lives.

When seconds matter: Chuck's story

Relatively new to the Green Bay area, when 61 year old Chuck began having a stroke in December 2018, he was at the grocery store when the right side of his body stopped working. He had no idea that he was having a stroke.

“I didn’t think that I was having a stroke at all,” recalls Chuck. “I thought I was having a paralyzing moment.”

Thankfully, Chuck made it home, and his wife called the ambulance and he was taken to HSHS St. Vincent Hospital.

At HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, Prevea Neurointerventional Radiologist, Dr. Alison Nohara, was able to perform a mechanical thrombectomy; the procedure that open the closed vessel and removed the obstructing clot that was preventing blood flow to Chuck’s brain and causing the symptoms. She also placed a small stent at the place of the clot to prevent further strokes.

“Dr. Nohara saved my life,” said Chuck.

The night after Chuck arrived to the hospital by ambulance, he was already up and walking.

After a 12-day stay at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, Chuck was anxious to get back to his normal self and underwent therapy multiple times a week.

Today, just a few short months after Chuck’s stroke, he is back to work and has regained all feeling in his right side. For Chuck, he lives to do ‘do it yourself’ projects and is extremely grateful to be back doing those things.
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