Stroke

The Primary Stroke Center at Sharon Hospital

Sharon Hospital is a nationally designated Primary Stroke Center by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). The HFAP recognizes Sharon Hospital’s commitment & ability to care for stroke patients at the highest level. Our multidisciplinary approach to stroke care includes emergency medical & neurological care, physical, occupational & speech therapy, social services as well as an on-going stroke support group. When minutes matter, the stroke team at Sharon Hospital is ready to care for you — 24/7.

The Primary Stroke Center at Sharon Hospital has a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing quality care to those who have suffered from a stroke. Our team members consist of specially trained physicians, nurses, neurologists, rehabilitation specialists, and social workers. Together, each discipline helps to diagnose, prevent, and treat strokes.

The stroke team is readily available and able to provide evaluation and treatment for stroke patients around-the-clock 7 days a week. The Emergency Department at Sharon Hospital allows the stroke team to provide state-of-the-art care. Sharon Hospital has partnered with Yale New Haven Hospital’s TeleStroke Program to provide our patients with access to an evaluation by stroke neurologists — via telemedicine — 24/7.

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There are many measures performed by the various members of the stroke team at Sharon Hospital to help diagnose a stroke. Neurological exams, cardiology services  to measure heart activity, radiology services with various imaging techniques such as MRI/MRA and CT scans and blood tests are some of the measures used by the team to confirm or rule out a stroke.