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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is a recognized leader in stroke treatment and stroke research. Our four Stroke Centers are among the few New York State-designated primary stroke care locations in New York City. Our neurology and neurosurgery departments consistently rank among the top five in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.

NewYork-Presbyterian treats one of the highest volumes of acute stroke patients (nearly 2,000 annually) in the world, and the highest in New York City. Studies show that stroke patients treated at high-volume centers have the best rates of survival and recovery. Our team of physicians, nurses, and therapists works together to provide the most appropriate, effective, and individualized plan of care for each patient.

(mri scan of brain experiencing stroke)
A magnetic resonance image of stroke

The comprehensive Stroke Centers of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital provide patients with advanced resources to minimize the immediate and secondary brain damage from a stroke and maximize the chance for full recovery. Patients who come to NewYork-Presbyterian for stroke treatment benefit from immediate, complete care. We maintain 24/7 stroke, neurocritical care, and neurosurgical physician and nursing coverage to respond to emergencies, administer time-critical therapies, employ advanced diagnostic techniques, and provide round-the-clock patient surveillance. Having 24/7 physician expertise and capabilities such as these are essential, given that prompt treatment for stroke is vital for avoiding permanent injury to the brain.

Critically ill patients benefit from our Neurological Intensive Care Units (Neuro-ICUs) at both NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. These units are also among the few in the world with dedicated in-unit scanners. Our Stroke and Step Down Units have specially trained nursing staff and 24-hour monitoring for high-level care. In addition, our neurological rehabilitation program is cited by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best in the country.

Our New York State Designated Stroke Centers are located on four campuses:

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital

All four campuses have received the Gold Plus Award for superior stroke care from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA).

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