Stroke Center

Stroke Center

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County has been designated by the State of New York as a specialized stroke center and has been the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in stroke care.

2018 American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s “Get With the Guidelines”
Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Target Stroke – Elite

Joint Commission – Advanced Primary Stroke Center

2017 American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s “Get With the Guidelines”
Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Target Stroke – Elite
2016 American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s “Get With the Guidelines”
Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Target Stroke – Elite Plus
2015 American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s “Get With the Guidelines”
Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
2014 American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s “Get With the Guidelines”
Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
2013 American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s “Get With the Guidelines”
Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
2012 American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s “Get With the Guidelines”
Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

NYC Health + Hospital / Kings County participates in the New York State Coverdell Stroke Quality Improvement and Registry Program. This elite quality program strives to improve patient outcomes, facility performance and the quality of stroke care.

All patients with suspected stroke are evaluated rapidly in the Emergency Department, and appropriate treatment is started immediately. For qualifying patients, clot dissolving therapy (tPA) is administered and/or advanced catheter-based treatment is used to directly remove or dissolve clot within the vessels of the brain. We have a team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and an interventional neuroradiologist who are experienced in the treatment of stroke. This team approach reduces the risk of death and of permanent disability.

We collaborate closely with our Emergency Department staff to find ways to improve work flow when patients come for acute stroke. Early recognition of the F.A.S.T. warning signs of a stroke is key to prompt diagnosis and treatment. Our goal is providing treatment effectively and as quickly as possible upon arrival in the emergency room.

KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS OF STROKE – F.A.S.T.

F acial weakness or asymmetry
A rm or Leg weakness or numbness
S peech – slurred or unintelligible
T ime – Time loss is Brain loss, call 9-1-1 and come to the nearest stroke center.

Research:

Kings County Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care for our patients now and to carry out scientific research to develop breakthroughs for the future. In partnership with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Kings County has been a participating site for the following National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) sponsored research. This includes StrokeNet, a network of 25 regional coordinating centers across the US to service as the infrastructure and pipeline for exciting new potential treatment for patients with stroke and those at risk for stroke.

  • StrokeNet
    • ARCADIA (AtRial Cardiopathy and Antithrombotic Drugs In prevention After cryptogenic stroke
  • HipHop Stroke 2.0 Statewide Dissemination of Stroke Education

For Stroke Appointments
Tel: 718-245-1311

Press:

HHC Kings County Hospital Center Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Stroke Care

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