Stroke care in Bowling Green, Kentucky
As a part of the TriStar Health family of hospitals, TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital gives you access to leading neurologists, neurosurgeons and spine surgeons in the region. Our Primary Stroke Center—certified by The Joint Commission— in Southern Kentucky provides prompt care for stroke patients. We also offer the latest telemedicine technology, ensuring you have 24/7 access to an experienced neurologist to diagnose and treat stroke symptoms as soon as possible.
If you notice the signs of a stroke in yourself or a loved one, call 911 immediately.
Signs of a stroke
Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting hundreds of thousands of people every year. However, strokes are highly preventable, and their effects can be minimized if care is quickly administered. To ensure the best possible outcome following a stroke, it is important to learn how to recognize the symptoms of this disease, such as:
- Numbness on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion
- Trouble with coordination or balance
Stroke diagnosis and treatment
The first step in administering care is to diagnose the stroke. All strokes share some common symptoms, but the type of stroke care your neurologist will recommend depends on the cause of the disease. Generally, this will either be bleeding in the brain (e.g., caused by a burst artery) or blocked blood flow to the brain.
When you arrive at our emergency room (ER), you can receive a prompt diagnosis, either from an on-site neurologist or virtually through our telemedicine service.
Telemedicine provides a two-way audio and video connection between patients and expert neurologists in the region. This enables your doctor to conduct a physical exam, diagnose your condition and move forward with treatment as soon as possible.
Noninvasive stroke care
If you have a blockage, your doctor may recommend tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). This is a protein that can help break down clots. If your stroke is the result of bleeding, a neurologist may use blood-thinners to lower your blood pressure. However, if extensive bleeding is involved, you may also need surgery.
Neurosurgery may be recommended in stroke cases where severe bleeding is present. Your surgeon can perform a procedure to remove blood from the brain and alleviate pressure. Surgery can also be used to prevent further rupture or to treat a blocked artery.
Directions to our hospital
We are located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, just west of Highway 231 and approximately 1.5 miles south of Nashville Road. Our address is:
1801 Ashley Circle
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Our ER entrance is on the southeast side of the hospital, facing Andrea Street. Proceed inside for help checking in. We can help you check in from the information desk just inside our front entrance.
Stroke at TriStar Health
A stroke is a medical emergency where blood flow to the brain is either reduced or stopped, depriving brain tissue of essential oxygen and nutrients. A stroke may cause loss in brain function and affect movement and speech.Learn about Stroke