Glens Falls Hospital is designated as a New York State Stroke Center by the NYS Department of Health. As a Stroke Center, Glens Falls Hospital will improve the standard of quality and access to care for patients with a presumptive diagnosis of stroke.
The Stroke Center at Glens Falls Hospital, led by physicians and nurses with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, has established protocols to ensure a rapid response to patients who could potentially be suffering from a stroke or stroke symptoms.
Glens Falls Hospital offers immediate, enhanced brain imaging and evaluation for patients who present to the Emergency Department and could be suffering from a stroke or stroke symptoms. Using the latest treatments, the stroke team can assess the patient and ensure that they receive the appropriate, individualized care.
Glens Falls Hospital is also now able to accept inbound stroke patients via helicopter transport. This process ensures that all patients in the Adirondack region experiencing neurological symptoms get to the nearest designated Stroke Center with urgency whether they are transported by ground or air.
Additionally, Glens Falls Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital have announced a collaborative effort to offer Teleneurology as part of the New York State Stroke Center located at GFH. Click here to learn more.
Glens Falls Hospital has also received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award! The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
The Stroke Center offers a variety of interdisciplinary services to support the patient and their family during the acute stroke phase, including:
- Diagnostic Tests
- Carotid Studies
- Stroke Severity Scale
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
- Smoking Cessation Program
- On-site Neurology Clinic for follow-up stroke care
- Steps for Stroke Support Group
- Community Outreach Program offering education to the the community on stroke prevention and symptom identification
Glens Falls Hospital’s physician practice, Glens Falls Neurology, is conveniently located on the main hospital campus for access to follow-up stroke care.
The Stroke Center at Glens Falls Hospital is also now included within all local EMS protocols, which state that patients suffering from potential stroke or neurological symptoms must be brought to the nearest designated stroke center.