With highly trained team members using the latest technology and proven processes, Rochester General is recognized as a regional and national leader in stroke care.
“Time is brain” when it comes to stroke: two million brain cells die every minute during an event, making the speed of treatment an essential factor in any patient’s recovery. At Rochester General, our Emergency Department doctors and nurses undergo intensive, ongoing training in stroke recognition and treatment, so when a stroke patient comes through our doors, we can take rapid and appropriate action to save lives and ensure the fullest possible recoveries.
Effective experience comes from more than training. It also comes from treating stroke patients day in and day out. More patients are treated for 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, and the first in our region to be designated a Primary Stroke Center by the state Department of Health.
Rochester General has assembled one of the area’s finest specialized stroke teams and given them the tools to succeed through investment in the most advanced technology. Our biplane angiography unit enables complete treatment for even the most advanced cases, and our physicians, neurosurgeons, nurses, pharmacists and therapists work seamlessly to bring each stroke patient nationally recognized care.
If you are not in urgent need of assistance and would like more information about the Stroke Center at Rochester General, please call us at (585) 922-4371.
At the Stroke Center at Rochester General, our relentless focus on speed to treatment leads to lives being saved and outcomes being improved every day. After the initial evaluation and treatment is complete, we offer our patients on-site rehabilitation and specialized follow-up care to cope with the after-effects of stroke. We also strive to educate the community about the factors that can make a stroke more likely, to help reduce the incidence of stroke among our friends, neighbors, and family members.
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