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Stroke Center

St. Charles Hospital is the first hospital on Long Island designated a NYS DOH Stroke Center and holds Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission.

St. Charles Hospital's record of diagnosing and treating stroke patients is outstanding and St. Charles has received an award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for our performance on stroke quality measures every year since 2009, including 10 consecutive Get with Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Awards.

The Stroke Center at St. Charles offers Long Island residents a comprehensive continuum of care for stroke, treating patients in our:

Emergency Room

When it comes to stroke, time is of the essence. In St. Charles Hospital's Emergency Room, a specialty-trained stroke team springs into action when an individual arrives with symptoms of stroke. A neurologist immediately evaluates the patient, necessary blood tests and CT scans are performed and, if within the appropriate time frame, the patient is treated with thromolytic therapy - a medication known as a "clot buster" since it breaks up or dissolves blood clots.

Stroke Rehabilitation

After stroke, some individuals must regain their ability to move, speak, swallow and care for themselves. As Long Island's leading provider of CARF-Accredited Stroke Rehabilitation, St. Charles offers both hospital-based acute stroke rehabilitation, as well as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and more through our Outpatient Rehabilitation Network.

Our monthly support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers provides added support as individuals learn to adjust after a stroke.

Specialty Care Center

Neurologists from St. Charles Hospital's Specialty Care Center provide on-going medical oversight of patients following a stroke.

For more information about the Stroke Center at St. Charles Hospital, please call (631) 474-6797.


St. Charles Hospital's Stroke Center Receives 2019 Stroke Quality Achievement Award

The American Heart Association Award has recognized St. Charles Hospital's commitment to quality stroke care with a Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award in 2019, and in every year since 2010.

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Cutting-Edge Technology for Stroke to be Studied at St. Charles

St. Charles Hospital is conducting an investigative study about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a technologically advanced rehabilitation treatment for patients who have suffered a stroke.

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