Lourdes is leading the charge in stroke education, prevention and
advanced care for the people of our community through our stroke
program. Our Stroke Center of Excellence was the first facility of
its kind in Acadiana, and has also earned the Gold Seal of Approval
from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers.
We are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for
immediate response in stroke care. Through our multifaceted Fast
Alert program, we have coordinated recovery efforts from all touch
points - from ambulances in the field to our dedicated nursing
staff, neurologists, neurosurgeons and the only full-time
interventional neuroradiologists in Lafayette. Before a stroke
patient enters our facility, our acute care team is prepped and
ready to deliver treatment at a moment's notice.
In addition to our unsurpassed level of stroke care, our program is
also focused on prevention and education. Time is critical during a
stroke, so we urge everyone to learn the signs of a stroke and act
F.A.S.T. (Face, Arm, Speech, Time).
Does the face look uneven? Ask the person to smile.
Does one arm drift down? Ask the person to raise both arms.
Does their speech sound strange? Ask the person to repeat a simple
If you observe any of these signs, call 911 and get to the E.R.
By recognizing the signs of a stroke and dialing 911 immediately,
you could help save a life.