Primary Stroke Center of Excellence

Stroke is a medical emergency. If you believe you or someone near you is having a stroke, call 911 immediately!

Every 40 seconds in the United States each year, someone suffers a stroke. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the country, annually striking about 795,000 Americans. In Connecticut, stroke kills more than 1,800 annually.

Our goal at St. Vincent’s Primary Stroke Center is to decrease the number of strokes, to give both hope and assistance to those who have suffered stroke, and to help those in our community who been touched by stroke.

A Leader in Stroke Treatment


St. Vincent’s Medical Center is a recognized leader in stroke prevention and treatment and was designated by The Joint Commission. To achieve this important recognition, a medical center:

  • Must have detailed protocols ensuring rapid stroke diagnosis and treatment
  • Must meet strict American Stroke Association practice standards
  • Must follow The Brain Attack Coalition


St. Vincent’s Medical Center also received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for six consecutive years.  The award recognizes St. Vincent’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients including improving stroke care and outcomes.



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