The Jamaica Hospital Stroke Program was established in 2002 as part of the Stroke Center Pilot Demonstration Project for NYS Department of Health. As a Primary Stroke Center, the program continually expands and has been at the forefront of diagnosis, management, and prevention of stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA).
Our facility utilizes on-site diagnostic modalities to evaluate patients such as:
- CT scans
- MRI scans
- Laboratory testing
- Vascular ultrasound
- Cardiac monitoring and imaging
Our Stroke Team is available 24 hours a day and we have incorporated an advanced telemedicine technology that allows our neurologists to examine patients at any hour. We work with our Emergency Department colleagues who are all trained in acute stroke care. In addition, the newly added biplane machine offers the latest cutting edge neurointerventional treatment to patients with stroke for up to 24 hours of symptoms.
Our Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, and Stroke Unit are covered by nursing staff that are trained to take care of patients with stroke. Our physical, occupational and speech therapists as well as our rehabilitation medicine physicians work with patients in the hospital to start the recovery process. Our Acute Rehabilitation facility as well as Transitional care unit within the premise provides stroke patients with continuity of care from acute stroke to rehabilitation process.
We work with our community in spreading stroke awareness by providing talks at senior centers, schools, and community organizations. We also participate in various community events such as health fairs and organizational wellness forums and perform blood pressure screening and health teachings.