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Stroke Center

The MVHS Stroke Program at the St. Luke’s Campus has received certification from DNV as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events. MVHS becomes only the seventh Comprehensive Stroke Center in Upstate New York and the only one between Syracuse and Albany.

The DNV Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.

Comprehensive stroke centers are typically the largest and best-equipped hospitals in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. In a growing number of states, stroke center certification determines to which facility a patient should be taken for the most appropriate, reimbursable care.

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What does this designation mean for you?

Our whole hospital is involved in your care, from emergency treatment and education through recovery and rehabilitation.

We are ready before you arrive.

  • A primary nurse is assigned to you for one-on-one care
  • An Emergency Department physician is notified of your condition
  • A lab technician is waiting to draw blood
  • CT scanner and EKG technicians are notified and ready for your arrival
  • Pharmacy is ready to consult for t-PA dosage, learn more about this critical tool for stroke treatment.

Our dedicated clinical professionals have received extensive training as part of our Comprehensive Stroke Center designation and all patients' outcomes are monitored to continually improve the care we provide.