Rhode Island Hospital is the first hospital in the state to be designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

We provide care to more than 1,100 patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) annually in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Comprehensive Stroke Centers demonstrate the ability to evaluate and treat the most complex stroke cases and provide comprehensive services focused on acute management, risk factor modification and recovery. The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Rhode Island Hospital does this in a state-of-the-art setting with access to the latest treatment and technology.

Comprehensive Stroke Center Designation

What's a Comprehensive Stroke Center?

Comprehensive Stroke Centers are recognized as health care leaders and are responsible for setting the national agenda in highly specialized stroke care.

Such centers require major clinical services compared to primary stroke centers, the hospital’s previous designation. These advanced services include:

  • Dedicated stroke neurological clinicians
  • A dedicated neurological intensive care unit
  • Vascular neurosurgery for aneurysms and arterio-venous malformations
  • Vascular neurosurgery and vascular surgery for carotid endarterectomy
  • A 10-bed inpatient unit that is entirely dedicated to the care of stroke patients
  • Interventional neuroradiology for endovascular intracranial procedures
  • An emergency department which serves as the gateway to the stroke center, and includes a dedicated transient ischemic attack (TIA) unit for patients with a high risk of impending stroke.
  • An inpatient rehabilitation unit for patients recovering from neurological disease or injury.
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery for intracranial vascular lesions not amenable to surgical resection

Learn more about what makes a Comprehensive Stroke Center so special.

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Comprehensive Stroke Center, Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02906
5th Floor
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-444-8806

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