Waterbury Hospital Excellence in Stroke Care

Stroke-Icon-214x300 2Waterbury Hospital is the only hospital in Connecticut recognized for always meeting the standards of treatment by the American Heart Association /American Stroke Association.

For patients having a stroke, seconds can make a big difference in outcome. The Emergency Department at Waterbury Hospital which is right next door to Greater Waterbury Imaging Center is staffed 24 hours per day with a team of doctors and staff in order to respond as quickly as possible to patients experiencing a stroke because with stroke time lost is brain lost. Greater Waterbury Imaging Center is part of this process by ensuring we provide 24 hour on call Magnetic Resonance Imaging to accommodate the stroke team in the ED.

2015 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizes Waterbury Hospital with the following award for the highest standards of care for stroke patients:

Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award

This award recognizes Waterbury Hospital’s commitment to a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive the treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Waterbury Hospital has met rigorous guidelines and has maintained the required clinical standards in order to be eligible for the award including:

  • Availability of a dedicated Stroke Team in the ED
  • Ongoing education focused on stroke care for the staff
  • Providing annual training with local ambulance teams

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