Certified Primary Stroke Center at Touro
Emergency care for patients who experience stroke
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.
Use the FAST acronym to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of a stroke:
- B - Balance: Loss of balance
- E - Eyes: Blurred or double vision
- F - Face: Numbness or weakness in the face
- A - Arm: Numbness or weakness in arm or leg
- S - Speech: Difficulty speaking
- T - Time = Brain: If symptoms occur suddenly, and you have severe dizziness or headaches, call 9-1-1 immediately.
A nationally recognized program
In July 2020, Touro’s Stroke Program received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Read the full press release here.