The Stroke Center at Rochester General Hospital is a Joint Commission certified Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center, the first with this certification in the state of New York. Our relentless focus on speed to stroke 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.
With highly trained stroke experts using the latest technology and proven processes, Rochester General is recognized as a regional and national leader in stroke care. We have assembled one of the area’s finest specialized stroke teams and given them the tools to succeed through investment in the most advanced technology.
Exceptional stroke care doesn't just come from highly specialized providers and the latest technology. 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 New York State Department of Health.
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.
We also have some of the area's best outcomes, including better than expected complication rates from Carotid Endarterectomies (CEA) performed at Rochester General Hospital.
30 day rate of stroke or death following CEA (January 1, 2015 to October 31, 2018)
|Asymptomatic CEA||Symptomatic CEA|
|Rochester General Hospital||2.4%||2.4%|
|Expected Rate||< 3%||< 6%|