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When it is a stroke, you need rapid diagnosis and treatment that is essential to treat and prevent further damage to the brain.

Our doctors act quickly to stabilize patients having a stroke and use the most advanced surgical techniques available to improve outcomes and possibly prevent future occurrences of stroke. Both patients and their families receive information and the support essential to making informed decisions about stroke care.

Stroke Services Recognized for Quality

If you or a loved one is having a stroke, you want the expert care of a team recognized for its quality care of stroke patients. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recognized us as a primary stroke center. In addition, our University Campus and Memorial Campus are recognized by the American Stroke Association as a Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus and Silver recipient respectively for providing aggressive, proven stroke care. Our services include:

A Stroke Could Happen to Anyone

A stroke is a sudden problem that affects the blood vessels of the brain. It is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

There is no typical stroke patient. Each person has unique symptoms based on his/her health and risk factors. Treatment is tailored to the individual. Prevention and early detection are key factors in identifying and successfully treating neurological conditions.


Stroke is an emergency where every minute counts. Remember to act FAST:

Face: Facial droop; uneven smile

Arm: Arm numbness; arm weakness

Speech: Slurred speech; difficulty speaking or understanding

Time: Call 911 and get to the hospital immediately