Coaching legend, Dan Reichert, was in serious condition when he suffered a stroke in 2011. The West Chester swim coach, whose students include a 15-year-old Olympian, was airlifted to Jefferson University Hospitals and the Jefferson Acute Stroke Center.
“It was a severe stroke,” Jefferson neurosurgeon Pascal Jabbour, MD, director of the division of neurovascular surgery at Jefferson, told The Philadelphia Inquirer for a recent story about Reichert’s recovery.
“His life was at risk,” Dr. Jabbour added. “He wasn’t moving the right side of his body. He couldn’t talk or understand.”
Four months after his stroke, Reichert was back at Martin’s Dam swim club in Wayne and has continued recovering from his stroke using the dedicated perseverance he teaches his swimmers.
Quickly identifying and getting care for stroke patients is critical to improving the chances of recovery and to limiting the damage caused by a stroke.
Do you know how to identify a stroke F.A.S.T.?
To learn more check out “Swim coach Dan Reichert, 80, triumphing over stroke” from the Inquirer.
The Jefferson Acute Stroke Center
The Center is the largest facility dedicated to the care of acute stroke in the Delaware Valley. Our approach to treating the sudden onset of stroke begins with our emergency medical staff, whose quick response and expertise can increase your recovery prospects by up to 50 percent.
Our team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-intensivists, therapists, nurses, neurophysiologists, physiatrists, case managers and other healthcare professionals are dedicated to the care of stroke patients and use the latest techniques and most advanced technologies available to treat stroke patients to set them on the road to recovery.