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Stroke care

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Strokes happen anywhere.
Certified stroke care happens here.

Stroke care throughout Wisconsin

At Marshfield Clinic Health System, we work closely with first responders and referring hospitals throughout Northern and Central Wisconsin.

The moment a responder begins treating you or a loved one with a possible stroke, they notify us. Immediately, we prepare for rapid-response treatment.​​​

Miraculous timing: Stroke doesn't stop this patient

A phone call immediately activated a system of care that rapidly moved Julie Guden through an amazing journey of diagnosis, treatment and healing from Phillips to Marshfield Medical Center-Park Falls and ultimately to Marshfield Medical Center-Marshfield, a Certified Primary Stroke Center since 2009.

Watch Julie's story to see how time and a system of care were on her side.

Specialized stroke services

Our highly-specialized services allow us to care for you or a loved one. Marshfield Medical Center-Marshfield provides:

  • Advanced brain imaging and diagnostic testing
  • Critical and acute care units specifically for stroke patients
  • 24-hour helicopter access, via Life Link III
  • Advanced treatments in removal of clots or coiling of aneurysms
  • Dedicated stroke care team providers
  • Specialized stroke rehabilitation unit

Video courtesy of Discover Wisconsin.

Symptoms of stroke

If you think you or someone you know is having a stroke, call 911 immediately.

Remember signs of a stroke. Think BE FAST:

  • Balance
  • Eyes (vision problems)
  • Face drooping
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech difficulty
  • Time to call 911

Ask the Expert: Stroke Treatment

National Recognitions and Certification

Marshfield Medical Center-Marshfield's national recognition means comprehensive stroke care for you.

  • An onsite acute care rehabilitation unit with stroke specialty certification through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission
  • American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Award: Gold Plus (2015-2020) and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus (2020)
Certified Primary Stroke Center - national recognition and certification images 

In 2023, Marshfield Medical Center-Weston earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Primary Stroke Certification.

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