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Primary Stroke Center

The Stroke Program at Touro Infirmary provides 24-hour emergency care for acute stroke diagnoses and consultative care and treatment for patients at high risk for stroke and those with underlying vascular pathologies. It is our mission to provide the best possible chance of survival and reduction of disability after acute stroke.

As a Certified Primary Stroke Center, we aim to provide a high standard of care for our patients. Our team provides coordinated care from the EMS providers, throughout the hospital stay, to discharge planning. 


At the first sign of a stroke, call 911 and choose Touro’s stroke-certified Emergency Department.

Get help FAST:

• F – Face Drooping: One side of the face is drooping or numb. When the person smiles, the smile is uneven.

• A – Arm Weakness:
One arm is weak or numb. When the person lifts both arms at the same time, one arm may drift downward.

• S – Speech Difficulty:
You may see slurred speech or difficulty speaking. The person can’t repeat a simple sentence correctly when asked.

• T – Time to Call 911:
If someone shows any of these symptoms, call 911 right away. Call even if the symptom goes away. Make note of the time the symptom/s first appeared.

Touro’s Stroke Program Recognized for Quality Achievement by The American Heart/American Stroke Association.

In May 2018, Touro’s Stroke Program was awarded two quality awards in stroke care by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Silver Plus Recognition and Target: Stroke Honor Role Elite Plus. Touro’s stroke team for puts these guidelines to work on a daily basis, continually working to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.  

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