Stroke Center | About

After undergoing an on-site evaluation and demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care, Hartford Hospital's Stroke Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center... the first one in New England.

The Program

Treating Stroke at Hartford Hospital
On average, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, according to data from the American Heart Association. Each year, about 800,000 Americans experience a new or recurrent stroke. Each year, about 55,000 more women than men have strokes. African Americans have almost twice the risk of first-ever stroke compared with whites. And strokes accounted for 1 out of 20 deaths in the U.S. in 2011 (American Heart Association, Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2015 Update).

Since 2001, Hartford Hospital has provided a state-of-the-art stroke team and facility to treat stroke promptly and effectively.

gold-plus-2017.pngGold Plus Certification

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes this hospital for its continued success in using Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke and Target:StrokeSM program. Learn more >>

WCA Stroke Centers 2018Women's Choice Award

Hartford Hospital has been named one of America’s Best Stroke Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Hartford Hospital is in the top 8% of 4,812 U.S. hospitals offering stroke care services. Learn more >>

Our Team

The Hartford Hospital Stroke Team Includes:

  • Vascular Neurologists
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Neurointerventional Radiologists
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurses specially trained in stroke care
  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • Case Managers
  • Rehabilitation Specialists

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Our Facilities​

The Stroke Center Facilities Include:

  • Neurovascular Clinic
  • Air ambulance transport system
  • Newly renovated Emergency Center with expanded critical care beds
  • Angiography suites
  • CT scan and MRI equipment
  • Specialty neuroscience critical care units
  • General care patient units

The Stroke Center

Telehealth Network

Telehealth Network

Hartford Hospital's Telehealth Network (HHTN) brings world-class emergency stroke and critical neurology care to hospitals that may lack 24/7 on-call neurologists

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