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 after a patient's arrival in the Emergency Department. And their expertise is just as impressive as their timing.
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:
Get With the Guidelines® Gold Plus for Stroke
American Heart/American Stroke Association
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes F.F. Thompson Hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12 month intervals and 75% or higher compliance on at least 5 of the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
The New York State DOH has developed criteria for hospitals to be named a New York State designated primary stroke center. Thompson Hospital has met stringent requirements including:
When you think it's a stroke.
Is one side drooping?
Is one arm hard to lift?
Is speech slurred or confused?
Don't waste it. Call 911 now.Quick action saves brain cells.