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Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center, Stroke a Brain Emergency
Upstate Stroke Center
Upstate Stroke Center
Upstate University Hospital
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750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-8668
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With a stroke, time is brain and every minute after a stroke, 1.9 million brain neurons are lost. This is why choosing a hospital with comprehensive stroke certification means the highest possible level of stroke care and the best outcomes. 

Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center, certified by DNV Healthcare, Inc., has received annual quality achievement awards from the American Heart Association for quick treatment of stroke.

The Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center has the proven resources, infrastructure, processes, and highly trained staff in place to provide the very best in stroke care. Our Stroke Team is comprised of experts from multiple disciplines, including:

  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons 
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Rehabilitation Therapists
  • Stroke Certified Registered Nurses (SCRN)
  • Neuroscience Certified Registered Nurses (CNRN)
  • Neurovascular Registered Nurses - Board Certified (NVRN-BC) 

These specialists are supported by our multiple levels of neuro-nursing care, all conveniently located on our neurosciences floor. It's our mission to provide the highest quality of care centered around the needs of patients and their families.

Download our patient education booklet here: Stroke: What You Need to Know 


Median Treatment Times

The American Heart Association sets a treatment standard of 60 minutes or less from the patient's arrival to the hospital. This graph represents the median treatment times seen at Upstate for the last 9 years, representing consistently fast times.

Upstate comprehensive stroke center median ischemic stroke treatment times

Helicopter arriving at Upstate University Hospital
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