Treating stroke quickly and effectively is the difference between life and death or permanent disability.
On call 24/7, The Brooklyn Hospital Center Stroke Team coordinates your care from the moment of first contact. Thrombolytic therapy and state-of-the-art neuroimaging are available for all neurovascular emergencies. Comprehensive stroke treatment includes follow-up care and rehabilitation such as occupational therapy, speech therapy and educational materials for patients and their families.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center's multidisciplinary Stroke Center integrates the disciplines of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine, as well as the Hospital Center's Emergency Department. Members of each of these departments and our Nursing Staff Coordinators collaborate to treat a range of acute and chronic vascular disorders.
In recognition that it has met the highest standard for the treatment of stroke patients including speed of treatment and cutting-edge treatment advances, The Brooklyn Hospital Center received Stroke Center designation from the New York State Department of Health (DOH) in 2006.
In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 the Stroke Center was awarded the Gold Plus Achievement Award for high-quality stroke care from the American Heart and Stroke Associations.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center Division of Neurology
The Stroke Center is part of The Brooklyn Hospital Center's Division of Neurology, the mission of which is to provide modern care to patients with neurological disease, train medical students and residents, and translate advances in the basic and clinical sciences into meaningful therapies.