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Stroke Center at Unity Hospital

A fast response is key to the treatment of stroke. Our experienced health care team is prepared. From the onset of stroke through the recovery and rehabilitation phase, the Stroke Center at Unity Hospital meets the medical needs and provides ongoing support to patients and families.

A New York State Department of Health Designated Stroke Center
This certification is given to hospitals that meet the recommendations established by the National Stroke Association and The Joint Commission, to assess and manage the needs of stroke patients. To meet the highest standards of care, Unity Hospital has committed to providing round-the-clock care for patients, and state-of-the-art technology to assess strokes. Our physicians and clinicians have stroke-specific education and training.

Our Goals
Our goal is to provide quality care and support, from emergency room to rehabilitation and recovery. We also aim to reduce the rate of strokes in our area, through outreach and education, to increase the awareness of risk factors and symptoms of stroke. Our clinical team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists - all with stroke-specific training.

Each patient receives an education packet when discharged. Information in the packet helps patients become aware of risk factors for stroke, and reduce the danger of experiencing another stroke. Packets include information about diabetes management, cholesterol management, smoking cessation, the importance of a good diet and exercise program, and up-to-date information about treatment and rehabilitation for stroke.

To learn more about stroke, visit our health information library.

Medical Director
Chris Burke, M.D. is the medical director of the Stroke Center at Unity Hospital. Dr. Burke specializes in acute stroke management and hospital-based neurology.

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