Newport Hospital Primary Stroke Center

NJCAHO Gold Sealewport 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.

Act FAST to recognize a stroke

  • Face - Ask the person to smile, and notice if one side of the 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.

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.