COVID-19 Updates: Learn the latest on coronavirus in our community

gradient background

Stroke Centers

Neuroscience Institute

Stroke Care that Changes Lives

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. The faster the stroke is treated, the more likely the patient is to recover. Help save a life by recognizing the signs of a stroke, and where to go for help if and when it strikes.
Take the Stroke Quiz: Are You at Risk?

Our Stroke Centers

  • rochester general hospital location image

    Rochester General Hospital

    The Stroke Center at Rochester General Hospital is recognized as both a Comprehensive Stroke certified hospital as well as a Joint Commission-certified Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center. More patients are treated for a stroke at Rochester General Hospital than at almost any hospital in New York State. Our region-leading experience has led to RGH being the first hospital in the eastern United States to earn a Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission.

  • United Memorial Medical Center Image

    United Memorial Medical Center

    United Memorial Medical Center is a designated stroke center recognized by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). By meeting the specific and stringent criteria established by the State, this designation is a testament to the strength of collaboration between our stroke program and emergency medicine, and to the excellence of our entire stroke team.

  • location image

    Unity Hospital

    The Stroke Center at Unity Health System is a New York State-recognized designated stroke center. Accredited by the New York State Department of Health, our Stroke Center has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s "Get with the Guidelines"Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for three years in a row. This award is an advanced level of recognition that acknowledges our stroke program in meeting and exceeding all of the stroke care practice measures.

  • location image

    Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

    Newark Wayne Community Hospital (NWCH) is among a select group of hospitals recognized by the New York State Department of Health for expertise in stroke care. Our ability to administer this model of high-quality care means that patients in Western NY have access to the latest stroke treatment close to home.

Surgeon wearing face mask and face shield

Our Stroke Experts

Our acute stroke team of physicians, neurosurgeons, nurses, pharmacists, and therapists are specialists in stroke treatment. With rigorous training in rapid-response procedures, we work seamlessly to deliver nationally recognized stroke care.Our care teams' focus is on quickly assessing our patients, providing treatments that can save their lives, limit long-term disability, prevent complications, and decrease the risk of having another stroke.

Learn More About Our Stroke Experts
location image

Top Stroke Care, When and Where You Need It

Rochester Regional Health's healthcare providers lead the region in the number of stroke cases treated and in how treatment is delivered. Our experience allows us to provide fast and reliable diagnoses, exceptional care, and specialized follow-up. Our network consists of one Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and three Primary Stroke Centers in the Rochester region.

Find a Stroke Center Near You
Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care

Why Choose Rochester Regional Health Stroke Centers

Rochester Regional Health is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care to meet the specialized needs of people affected by stroke. We implement aggressive protocols and stroke treatment quality measures that are given to reduce complications and improve quality of life for stroke patients. And, after you or a family member have suffered a stroke we offer education, support, and a shoulder to lean on for patients and families. 

America's 100 Best Stroke Care Healthgrades Award image

America's 100 Best Stroke Care

Rochester General Hospital has received the Healthgrades 100 Best Stroke Care Award five years in a row (2017-2021) and is among the top 1% in the nation for stroke care. We have been consistently and nationally recognized for neurosciences excellence and traumatic brain injury treatment.
female doctor illustration

Need a Doctor?

Our new Primary Match tool matches you with the right doctor based on the criteria that’s important to you!
Start Your Search

Stroke Research

As a comprehensive stroke center, Rochester General Hospital participates in multiple clinical research studies (clinical trials). Conducting clinical trials allows us to offer the latest, cutting-edge treatments to our patients and gives them the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of care for future patients. Call (585) 922-5365 to learn more about our current clinical research studies. 

Call to Learn More About Our Stroke Research

Are You At Risk For A Stroke?

Be proactive. Take our 10 question Stroke Quiz below to help determine if you may be at risk for a stroke.

Take the Stroke Quiz: Are You at Risk

Latest Stroke News

Red image of stroke awareness month

Ask a Doc: Stroke and COVID-19

For those who experience stroke symptoms, calling 911 is essential to a safe recovery. Kelly Matmati, MD, the Stroke Program Director at Rochester General Hospital explains why and answers your most pressing stroke questions.

Learn More about Stroke and COVID-19
Stroke patient gets holding birthday card

Stroke Patient Gets Birthday Surprise

Stroke patient Pat O'Neill suffered a stroke in early February, but he hasn't had any visitors due to COVID-19 restrictions. So on his 72nd birthday, the staff at Rochester General Hospital did something special for him.

Learn More about the Birthday Surprise
Comprehensive Stroke Awards

Rochester General Hospital is now a Comprehensive Stroke Center

Rochester General Hospital joins an elite group of hospitals with the designation of Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Learn More about the Designation