Stroke Warning Signs

If you notice one or more of these signs in yourself or someone else, don't wait! Stroke is a medical emergency. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Learn how to recognize a stroke FAST:

  • Face-Drooping on one side of the face
  • Arms-Weakness or numbness in one arm
  • Speech-Slurred speech
  • Time-Saving time saves brain cells

All stroke symptoms are sudden. Do not ignore symptoms even if they go away.

  • Call 9-1-1. Care can begin as soon as the ambulance arrives.
  • Check the time so you'll know when the stroke started.
  • At the hospital, say "I think I'm having a stroke."

Stroke Services at Lifespan

Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers at Lifespan

Stroke services are available at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital. 

  • Rhode Island Hospital is the first hospital in the state to be designated a Comprehensive  Stroke Center by  The Joint Commission. Comprehensive stroke centers evaluate and treat the most complex stroke cases and provide comprehensive services focused on acute management, risk factor modification, and recovery. 

  • The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital each are certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, which means they meet rigorous national standards in caring for stroke patients.  

Doctors and nurses in the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Rhode Island Hospital answer common questions about stroke.

 

 

Locations

Comprehensive Stroke Center, Rhode Island Hospital
401-444-8806
Primary Stroke Center, The Miriam Hospital
Primary Stroke Center, Newport Hospital
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Locations

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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Locations

Primary Stroke Center, The Miriam Hospital
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
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Locations

Primary Stroke Center, Newport Hospital
11 Friendship Street
Newport, RI 02840
11 Friendship Street
Newport, RI 02840

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