The Miriam Hospital Primary Stroke Center
The Miriam Hospital Has Been Certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center
The Miriam Hospital has the distinction of having been the first in Rhode Island to be so designated, and has remained designated since 2006. Certification is based on optimized care: the ability to diagnose and deliver the right treatment for stroke patients. With the right treatment, delivered promptly at a primary stroke center, lives can be saved and crippling disabilities reversed.
The Stroke Center at The Miriam Hospital provides:
- Rhode Island's first Acute Stroke Team: a team of clinicians experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, who are available around-the-clock for stroke emergencies
- The latest in diagnostic imaging equipment to accurately detect stroke and its complications
- Minimally invasive delivery of care using the newest therapies, such as clot-dissolving medications
- An intensive care unit coordinated with the stroke team for supporting treated patients
- A specialized team of nurses dedicated to caring for stroke patients
- Rehabilitation specialists committed to helping survivors regain a comfortable quality of life
A multi-specialty stroke committee to review patient care and outcomes monthly
Most Strokes Are Preventable
Genetics or family history may play a part in your chance of having a stroke, the majority of risk factors are related to lifestyle choices. In fact, 80% of strokes can be prevented.
Time Is Brain
When it comes to a stroke, every second counts. That’s why being able to recognize the signs of stroke are so important.
The team at The Miriam Hospital Primary Stroke Center leverages the facility’s state of the art imaging capabilities including MRI and CT scans to provide the best results for its patients.
That’s why we’re committed to turning treatment guidelines into lifelines. The Miriam Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for four consecutive calendar years.