Stroke Center

Stroke is a medical emergency. Every minute counts, call 911 as soon as possible. Early treatment can prevent further damage to the brain. You can be confident knowing Hurley has implemented many safety protocols to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. These include additional aggressive cleaning processes, appropriate social distancing and masking of all who enter the hospital.

The Primary Stroke Center

Hurley Medical Center is designated a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. This reflects our dedication to providing our patients with the highest quality stroke care focused on current scientific research and continued improvements in treatment. Having this designation allows us to fulfill our mission of providing exceptional stroke care to our patients and educating the communities we serve.

We also received the Get with the Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Elite Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. This advanced recognition shows that we consistently give patients the most appropriate treatment according to nationally established, research-based guidelines. At Hurley, we’ll take all necessary measures to keep improving outcomes.

A Stroke Might Take You By Surprise. These Signs Shouldn’t.

  • Sudden trouble seeing out of one or both eyes, including blurred or “graying” vision
  • Numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg, especially when it occurs on only one side of the body
  • Slurred speech, problems understanding language or the inability to talk at all
  • Face drooping and/or weakness in facial muscles
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

Learn the signs so you can recognize them and act quickly. If you or a loved one is exhibiting any or all of these symptoms, call 911 immediately. Being Stroke Savvy Saves Lives!

Strokes Can Happen 24/7. So Can Your Treatment.

As a Primary Stroke Center, Hurley provides these services, 24/7:

  • On-call Neurology and Neurosurgery physicians
  • Fully functioning operating room
  • MRI and CT Imaging
  • Ability to complete initial lab tests, ECG and chest x-rays
  • Ability to administer intravenous thrombolytic therapy (clot-busting medication)

Here for You In the Aftermath

In the days following your stroke, our team will help you find your new normal. Your road to recovery begins as soon as your condition allows. The goal? To regain as much of your former life as possible by seamlessly incorporating the following:

  • Occupational therapy rebuilds the skills necessary for performing everyday activities such as bathing and getting dressed.
  • Physical therapy improves coordination and balance, builds stamina and helps you improve or regain control of affected extremities.
  • Speech/Language Therapy increases your ability to communicate and swallow.

Together we can set recovery milestones and work hard to achieve them. We’ll find a way to get you back to doing the things you love.