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What is a Comprehensive Stroke Center?
Learn how to identify a stroke, and learn about Neuroendovascular Surgery.
Danielle Haskins, MD
, Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center discussing the signs and
symptoms of stroke and when to get help on WMTR Radio.
, Nurse Practitioner, The Comprehensive Stroke Center
Interview with WMTR Radio
Stroke is a medical emergency. If you think you or a person with you is
having a stroke, immediately call 911 for an ambulance to transport you
to the hospital. Do not wait to see if symptoms go away.
When a stroke occurs, every minute matters.
Each year, more than 795,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke
making it the third leading cause of death and the primary cause of adult
Prompt treatment makes a big difference in outcome. The ability to provide care is based on the time a person first exhibits
the symptoms of a stroke. The earlier a person is evaluated and treated
by a stroke team, the greater the chance of lessening or reversing the
effects of stroke. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke can make
the difference for you or a loved one.
state-designated comprehensive stroke center and Joint Commission certified
advanced primary stroke center, The Stroke Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center provides the highest
level of care for stroke patients and their families.
Under the leadership of Danielle Haskins, a board certified neurologist,
The Stroke Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center has a team of medical
and surgical professionals, available around the clock, who specialize
in the rapid and efficient diagnosis and treatment of stroke.
The Center provides the highest level of care for stroke patients and their
- An Acute Stroke Response Team, available 24/7, to provide the rapid evaluation
and initiation of treatment for stroke by using the most advanced approaches
- A Neurovascular Intervention Program with endovascular neurosurgeons on staff.
- 24-hour adult and pediatric neurosurgery coverage.
- One of only two neurosurgical residency programs in New Jersey.
- A dedicated Stroke Unit with general and step-down levels of care.
- A Post-discharge follow-up program where patients are examined, education
provided and plan of future stroke prevention is created.
- Services, education and outreach for stroke awareness to staff, patients
and their families and the community.