Clinton Hospital is designated a Primary Stroke Service Center by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, based on the hospital's ability to rapidly diagnose and treat stroke patients around the clock.
Clinton Hospital's stroke team includes UMass Memorial Medical Center emergency medicine physicians who staff the hospital's Emergency Department full time. Using an advanced telemedicine videoconferencing system, these physicians are in direct contact with the highly experienced stroke neurologists at the Medical Center, enabling them to make a diagnosis and initiate care quickly for stroke victims.
Studies show that the sooner a diagnosis is made and treatment begun, the greater the chances for a full recovery from a stroke.
Stroke patients also benefit from rapid access to the hospital's CT scanner.
If a stroke patient requires the highly specialized services of a major academic medical center, UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester is just minutes away via Life Flight air ambulance.