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:
- F – Face Drooping: One side of the face is drooping or numb. When the person smiles, their 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 notice 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 symptoms first appeared.
A nationally recognized program
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 puts these guidelines to work on a daily basis, continually working to improve the quality of patient care and outcomes.