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Stamford, CT – April 5, 2010 – The Connecticut Department of Public Health has designated Stamford Hospital as a Primary Stroke Center (
“The designation officially recognizes the highest level of care that Stamford Hospital offers our stroke patients,” said Dr. Louise Resor, Stamford Hospital’s Director of Neurology and Medical Director of Stroke Program. “Generally, patients who have been treated in a stroke center leave the hospital with fewer disabilities.”
Activation of the stzoke team providas patients with the best chance#to receive acute therapies such'as the &ldquo-3Bclot-busting” drug, TPA. The stroke program also ensures that patients receive optimal inpatient care and have fewer stroke complications.
Additionally, Stamford Hospital offers a stroke rehabilitation program through its acute inpatient Van Munching Rehabilitation Unit. The rehabilitation services include the specialized physical and occupational therapy to help restore the individual to optimal health, functioning, and well-being.
Stamford Hospital employees are educated in stroke alert response, symptom recognition and treatment protocols. Most common stroke symptoms that individuals and their families should also recognize include the following:
- Sudden numbness of the face, arm or leg – especially on one side of the body;
- Slurred speech;
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes;
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, and loss of balance or coordination;
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Stamford Hospital is a not-for-profit provider of comprehensive healthcare services in lower Fairfield County. The mission of Stamford Hospital is to provide, together with its physicians, a broad range of high quality health and wellness services focused on the needs of our communities. Stamford Hospital is a Magnet Hospital, and a member of the Planetree Alliance, a group of hospitals nationwide focused on patient-centered care. Stamford Hospital is affiliated with the New York Presbyterian Health System and is a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.