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Comprehensive Stroke Center

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.

Our Stroke Care Team

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.

Certification & Recognition 

The Upstate Stroke Program has been recognized repeatedly by the American Heart/American Stroke Association for consistent compliance with quality measures. The Comprehensive Stroke Center earned certification from DNV Healthcare Inc., a hospital accreditation organization with some of the most rigorous standards in health care. 

DNV-GL Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
Gold Plus - Get With the Guidelines

Ischemic Stroke Treatment Times

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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.

Chart showing the Ischemic Stroke Treatment Times, the Median Treatment Time For Strokes at Upstate, from 60 minutes in 2012 falling to 30 minutes in 2021! Median Treatment Time For Strokes (in minutes)

Contact Us

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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