Video Feature: Stroke Q&A
Doctors and nurses in the Stroke Centers at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals answer common questions about stroke.
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 remains the only facility in the state to be certified four times.
The Miriam Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s 2013 Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
State-of-the-art treatment options are available.
We are excited to offer Perfusion Diffusion Imaging. New imaging, performed on The Miriam Hospital's state-of-the-art 64 slice CT scanner, can help physicians diagnose a stroke early and predict the outcome of a stroke in progress. This imaging method shows the area of brain damage that cannot be reversed, as well as the area that is not yet damaged but is at risk for significant damage if an aggressive treatment approach is not taken.
For more information about the Stroke Center at The Miriam Hospital, please call 401-793-5533.
The Stroke Center at The Miriam Hospital is 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. It is also the first in the state to be designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, and the only facility in the state to be certified four times.
The Stroke Center at the Miriam Hospital provides:
A multi-specialty stroke committee reviews patient care and outcomes monthly
If you notice one or more of these signs in yourself or someone else, don't wait! Stroke is a medical emergency. Call 9-1-1 immediately.
Learn how to recognize a stroke FAST:
All stroke symptoms are sudden. Do not ignore symptoms even if they go away.