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Stroke Care

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission since 2009
  • 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