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Every Minute Counts

Stroke is a medical emergency and every minute counts when you or a loved one suffer a stroke. There are two critical times to remember:

  • How soon can I get to the hospital?
  • How soon will I receive the care I need?

At UConn Health, men and women in the Farmington Valley or nearby towns have access to fast, comprehensive, world class care to treat strokes 24/7. Our Emergency Department physicians are part of the stroke team and are available around the clock to help you or a loved one at any time of the day or night.

Your Hospital Stay

During your hospitalization at UConn Health, you will receive care from nurses and medical and surgical specialists who are on the leading edge of today’s best practices in stroke care. They will be a resource to you and your family every step of the way and will help you plan for a smooth transition home or to the next level of care.

Stroke Recovery and Care

At UConn Health, we recognize that every patient is unique and work closely to help patients who experience a stroke recover at their pace and achieve their goals. Depending on each patient’s needs, follow-up care involves UConn Health specialists in the following areas – all of which are part of our comprehensive stroke team:

  • Cardiology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiology
  • Specialized Eye Care
  • Speech Therapy

And when appropriate, care from experts with the UConn Center for Healthy Aging who understand the often complex needs of older patients. Importantly, your care will be coordinated by the UConn Health team.

The UConn Advantage

UConn Health’s Stroke Center offers the highest standard of care, including prevention strategies, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases.

Certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the The Joint Commission, our Stroke Center was recently recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for its stroke team’s commitment to quality care for patients. The Get With The Guidelines®-Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Award recognizes UConn John Dempsey Hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

UConn Health’s Stroke Center works closely with individuals at an increased risk of stroke to prevent a stroke from occurring; as well as those who experience a warning stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) to reduce the likelihood a major stroke will follow. Individuals experiencing a stroke receive comprehensive care from a team of experts from the time they arrive at the UConn Health Emergency Department all the way through their stroke recovery. Our team is trained in the latest procedures and technology, ensuring you receive a rapid response and coordinated care for your stroke recovery.