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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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DNV-GL Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
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Ask for the Experts, ask for Upstate!

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

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30 Minute Median Treatment Time in 2021!

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 10 years, representing consistently fast times.

Ischemic Stroke Treatment Times

Year Median Treatment Time For Strokes
2012 60
2013 55
2014 48
2015 41
2016 34
2017 35.5
2018 36
2019 34
2020 32
2021 30

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