Stroke Center

The Stroke Center at Highland Hospital

Stroke Center at Highland Hospital

The Best Place for Stroke Treatment

When Stroke Happens, Minutes Matter

Stroke is a medical emergency as serious as a heart attack. Receiving medical attention as early as possible within the first three hours of a stroke can be the difference between life and death—a complete recovery or a lifetime of disability. 

That's why we've set up an emergency fast track system to diagnose stroke and begin treatment quickly. Our "stroke code response team" can research patient history, perform neurological exams, blood tests, and CT scans and interpret them within 45 minutes of a patient's arrival in the Emergency Department. And their expertise is just as impressive as their timing.

Individualized Care—From Diagnosis to Treatment and Recovery

Stroke comes in many forms and affects many systems of the body. Complete stroke treatment requires a comprehensive approach. We provide a range of services with the quality and expertise necessary to help increase the chances of successful outcomes. We offer:   

  • A dedicated stroke code response team headed by one of our board-certified neurologists and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Sophisticated brain imaging and monitoring equipment, including computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • A specialized stroke inpatient unit
  • Outpatient services that range from risk assessment to strategies for preventing stroke recurrence
  • Acute and ongoing rehabilitation programs including physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Outreach programs such as community education, stroke screenings, and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel events

Highland Neurology

NYS Designated Stroke Center

NYS Dept of Health

Use the F.A.S.T. Test

If you think you or someone you know is having a stroke.

Face

Ask the person to smile. Is the face lopsided?

Arm

Ask the person to raise arms. Does one arm drift down?

Speech

Ask the person to repeat a phrase. Does their speech sound strange? Can they do it without slurring words?

Time

Don't waste it. Call 911 now.