Treating stroke quickly and effectively can mean the difference between life or death, a complete recovery or a lifetime of disability. 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.
Fast treatment for stroke is critical. Our Stroke Center team has demonstrated that from the time a patient arrives in an ambulance, we are able to evaluate and treat them within minutes.
When clot-busting drugs are given intravenously to a stroke patient within three hours of stroke symptom onset, it has been shown to significantly reduce the number of negative outcomes in stroke. This eliminates the need to drive to a larger, urban facility for initial treatment, and saves precious minutes.
Our Stroke Center continues to improve the quality of care available to our stroke patients and to implement best practice standards. We take pride in our ongoing efforts to provide quality care, right at home.