Newport Hospital Primary Stroke Center
Our greatest reward is caring for our patients.
That’s why we’re committed to turning treatment guidelines into lifelines. Newport 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 one calendar year. In addition, we have demonstrated 75 percent compliance to (seven out of ten stroke quality measures) during the 12-month period.
Newport Hospital has been certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. 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.
A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to a part of the brain.
About 800,000 strokes occur each year, and most of them are caused by a blocked blood vessel; others are caused when a vessel bursts. In both types of stroke, fast diagnosis and treatment are essential to restore blood and oxygen to the brain cells and limit stroke damage to the brain.
Newport Hospital Stroke Support Group
A support group for stroke patients and their families meets on the second Wednesday of each month at Newport Hospital. Call 401-845-1244 or email for more information.
Act FAST: How to Recognize Stroke Symptoms
- Face - Ask the person to smile, and notice if one side of their face droops.
- Arms - Ask the person to raise both arms, and notice if one arm drifts downward.
- Speech - Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, and notice if speech is slurred.
- Time - Time is crucial! Call 911 immediately if you or another person have any of these symptoms.
A doctor must treat stroke as quickly as possible to limit damage to the brain. Do not ignore symptoms, even if they are temporary.