The Stroke Center is a vast network of New York State-designated stroke centers that are committed to excellence and quality in stroke care and services. By utilizing medications like Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA), a “clot-buster," our stroke teams are improving the outcome of stroke patients.
Several hospitals within the North Shore-LIJ Health System offer cutting-edge stroke interventions that are not widely available. Such aggressive and effective treatments include intra-arterial thrombolytic, clot-removal and endovascular retrieval devices.
The North Shore-LIJ Health System's State-Designated Stroke Centers
Within the North Shore-LIJ Health System, there are 11 New York State Department of Health-designated stroke centers established throughout Long Island, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island. These centers ensure the continuous transmission of research and technical advances in stroke treatment directly to the patients and communities we serve.
Receiving treatment at a state-designated stroke center can mean the difference between life and death. Patients diagnosed with ischemic stroke (the most common type) within three hours of an acute incident may be eligible to receive tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a clot-busting drug that can often reverse damage. Patients with very large strokes diagnosed within eight hours may be candidates for treatments using intra-arterial thrombolysis or clot-retrieval devices, both which are aggressive and effective treatments not widely available.
Award-Winning Excellence in Stroke Care
Each of North Shore-LIJ Health System's 11 hospitals has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Awards. The awards recognize the hospitals' commitment and successes in implementing a higher standard of stroke care to ensure that stroke patients receive treatment in accordance with the latest evidence-based guidelines.
North Shore-LIJ hospitals have received the following Gold Plus and Gold Quality Achievement Awards:
- North Shore University Hospital – Gold Plus
- Glen Cove Hospital – Gold Plus
- Huntington Hospital – Gold Plus
- Long Island Jewish Medical Center – Gold Plus
- Plainview Hospital – Gold Plus
- Southside Hospital – Gold Plus
- Staten Island University Hospital – Gold Plus
- Forest Hills Hospital – Gold Plus
- Syosset Hospital – Gold Plus
- Franklin Hospital – Gold Plus
- Lenox Hill Hospital – Gold
Joint Commission Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Care Stroke Center
North Shore University Hospital has earned the prestigious Joint Commission Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Care Stroke Center. The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on the recommendations for primary stroke centers published by The Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association’s guidelines for stroke care.
Multidisciplinary Team Work
The skilled team of physicians at the Stroke Center coordinates and collaborates with Cushing Neuroscience Institute's Brain Aneurysm Center to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment and care of patients with strokes.
To make an appointment at the Stroke Center:
Cushing Neuroscience Institute’s Stroke Center makes it easy for you to take the first steps in ensuring the best neurological and neurosurgical care for yourself or your family. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at (516) 562-3064 or fill out our Request an Appointment form.