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 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 >>

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

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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