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 five times.
The Miriam Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's 2015 Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The Miriam
treats more than 600 stroke patients each year and has received the Gold or
Gold Plus designation for stroke care every year since 2008.
Download our Stroke Center Brochure:• In English (PDF, 78K)• In Spanish (PDF, 63K)• In Portuguese (PDF, 65K)• In Russian (PDF, 169K)
How Do We Do?See patient care data for stroke care at The Miriam Hospital
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.
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.
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