Stroke Alert Program


Stroke Alert Program

Studies show that when treated quickly, most stroke victims have a greater chance for full recovery. Albany Memorial and Samaritan hospitals are proud to be designated primary stroke centers by the New York State Department of Health. Our specialized Stroke Alert program has been developed to ensure that stroke patients coming to our emegency department receive prompt coordinated stroke care and treatment during the acute, inpatient and recovery phases.

Working in partnership with local ambulance personnel, a specialized stroke team is placed on alert in our emergency departments and is ready to assess a patient within 15 minutes of his or her arrival.

For patients admitted to our hospitals, our post-acute stroke team includes a physical therapist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, clinical resource managers and physicians.

In addition, stroke patients can also benefit from intensive stroke rehabilitation at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, or sub-acute rehabilitation at Eddy Heritage House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Troy.

Outpatient stroke rehabilititation services are also available at Albany Memorial and Samaritan hospitals, as well as Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital. Eddy Visiting Nurse Association provides rehabilitation services in the home setting.

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