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Monday, December 20, 2021

WMCHealth Hospitals Collaborate to Provide Timely and Effective Stroke Care

Posted By: Advancing Care
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Westchester Medical Center is certified by New York State as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, a designation that represents the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. As well, Good Samaritan Hospital, MidHudson Regional Hospital and HealthAlliance Hospital are all designated by the New York State Department of Health as Primary Stroke Centers.

“Our WMCHealth stroke care teams work in concert for the administration of timely stroke care,” says Ji Chong, MD, a vascular neurologist and Director of Stroke at Westchester Medical Center. Under Dr. Chong’s guidance, our stroke program now has a stroke specialist caring for each patient 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“We offer neuroendovascular and other neurointerventional services all day, every day, along with around-the-clock neurocritical care, neurosurgery and vascular neurology. In addition, we have expanded our telemedicine services, so now colleagues in hospitals, both within and outside of WMCHealth, can contact us at any time for stroke care consultation,” added Dr. Chong. “A telemedicine consult can save critical minutes during diagnosis and treatment application. This time-saving might mean the difference between a full recovery, a lifetime of disability or worse for the patient.”

Additionally, WMCHealth is a community resource for stroke education and prevention. Westchester Medical Center has a long-term Academic Affiliation Agreement with New York Medical College, hosts professional, stroke-centric learning events for clinical specialists and is active in the community with stroke education.