Raising the Bar on Stroke Care

As a Primary Stroke Center, Nyack Hospital offers its patients the following benefits:

  • An acute stroke team available 24/7, which includes physicians and nurses experienced in diagnosing and treating cerebrovascular disease
  • Written protocols to streamline and accelerate the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients
  • Coordination of emergency medical service personnel with emergency department staff
  • Emergency department staff trained in diagnosing and treating stroke
  • A stroke unit with specialized monitoring and nursing care
  • Neurological services, on-site neuroimaging and laboratory services
  • Inpatient rehabilitation services for physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • An outcome and quality improvement program
  • Education programs for the professional staff
  • Patient and family education on stroke recovery
  • A close working relationship with Helen Hayes Hospital to facilitate a rapid transfer for additional rehabilitation services