Anyone can have a stroke. That’s why it’s important to identify if you’re at risk.

Designated Stroke Center

Long Island Community Hospital is designated by the New York State Department of Health as a Designated Stroke Center. We are also recognized by the American Stroke Association with the Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, the highest honor, for the Get with the Guidelines: Stroke. By meeting these requirements and guidelines, respectively, we consistently provide our patients with best practices and evidence-based care.

Through a well-organization stroke response alert system, from EMS responders to the Emergency Department to our Stroke Unit (a telemetry unit which allows for continuous monitoring of patients) our team works to ensure that stroke patients are treated swiftly and appropriately.

As part of the stroke team, Long Island Community Hospital has neurologists on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for expert consultation for patients experiencing stroke symptoms.

Our goal in the Stroke Center is to give our patients the greatest opportunity to recover and regain function. Whether in the Emergency Department, the Intensive Care Unit, the Stroke Unit or in the medical units, our physicians, nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, and other staff strive to provide the highest level of care and are focused on the importance of their individual role in ensuring the best outcomes for each patient.

Our commitment is to you our patients. As a result, we improve every year and we are always striving to provide each individual with the best care for them.

Stroke Center benefits:

  • organized stroke alert system – evaluate and treat patients rapidly
  • Emergency Department rapid response protocol for patients exhibiting signs of stroke
  • neurologist on call 24/7 for expert consultation
  • designated stroke unit (telemetry unit) where stroke patients received specialized care
  • emergency department, ICU, and stroke unit nurses all stroke trained and certified
  • physical therapists trained in stroke assessment and rehabilitation
  • EMS – ongoing training for local emergency medical services and collaboration
  • community awareness and education programs

Plus, the Stroke Center was recently recognized with the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s “Gold Plus Target Honor Roll Elite Plus Achievement Award” for achieving at least 85% in performance criteria two consecutive years and at least 75% in 6 out of 10 quality measures to improve patient care and outcomes.

To learn more about our award-winning Stroke Center and our Stroke Support Group, call 631.654.7240 today.

FAQs

How can I tell if someone is having a stroke?

If a person shows any of the following symptoms, call 911 or get to the hospital immediately.

  • Ask the person to smile. Does one side of their face droop?
  • Is one arm weak or numb? Ask them to raise both arms. Does one drift downward?
  • Is their speech slurred? Have them repeat a simple sentence.

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