Anyone can have a stroke. That's why it's important to identify if you're at risk.
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital’s award-winning nationally recognized certified Stroke Center is an important service to our Medical Center and to the community.
Our team of dedicated professionals is ready to answer your questions and to help you quickly recover from a stroke. The overriding goal: to reduce deficits related to stroke, as well as to help reduce your risk of another stroke by up to 70%.
Using state-of-the-art guidelines, our patients receive the most advanced treatment available so they can return to their loved ones as quickly as possible. Here, you’ll receive a full continuum of quality care from virtually every Medical Center department – including medicine, nursing, allied health, nutritional services and medical records – and, finally at discharge. Our team reaches back into the community with rehabilitation, home care and support groups. This team approach provides a seamless flow of services and care for stroke patients.
Our Stroke Center is equipped with bedside monitors that communicate directly with a central station, providing immediate – and often life-saving – information.
Plus, the Stroke Center was recently recognized with the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus and Target Quality 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.
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.
Vascular Victories Educational Support group is a free program offered to stroke survivors, as well as their families.