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Stroke Center

Nationally recognized, state designated

Stroke is a life-threatening condition that occurs when one of the arteries to the brain is either blocked or bursts. A stroke victim’s chance of recovery depends on receiving immediate care, so learn to recognize the symptoms of stroke, call 9-1-1 and get to Ellis Hospital.

Ellis is nationally recognized for outstanding stroke care and is a New York State designated Primary Stroke Center. Our Stroke Team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, physician assistants, registered nurses, and clinicians from the hospital’s Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit, all specially trained in caring for patients with stroke.

Every minute counts when treating a patient experiencing a stroke. Our Stroke Team is on call 24/7, ready to respond immediately:

  • Our Stroke Alert System assembles the hospital’s team for the rapid evaluation of the patient who may be having a stroke;
  • State-of-the-art imaging is available for quick, accurate diagnosis;
  • Ellis’ Neuro Intensive Care Unit, staffed by specially trained nurses and supported by physician assistants, rehabilitative specialists and case management staff, provides an exceptional environment for the comprehensive care of our stroke patients.

Nationally recognized stroke care

Ellis is a New York State designated Primary Stroke Center and is nationally recognized for outstanding stroke care. Ellis has received the Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award in 2010, 2009, from the American Stroke Association– the only hospital in the region to earn this recognition. Ellis also earned the Stroke Gold Award in 2008, 2007 - Ellis was the first hospital in New York State, and among 12 in the nation, to be honored with a Gold Award in 2007. Look for us in the annual "Best Hospitals" issue of US News & World Report.

Support group for stroke survivors, families and caregivers

Ellis offers a monthly support group for stroke survivors, their caregivers, and family members. For more information about the support group, or for any stroke education needs, please call us at 518.243.1310.