Yale New Haven Hospital is certified by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, and our Saint Raphael Campus is certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. This national recognition signifies expertise in providing the highest level of care to stroke patients. Our patients receive rapid access to treatment by an expert team that includes vascular neurology, endovascular surgical neuroradiology, neurovascular surgery, neurocritical care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, emergency medicine and other medical subspecialties, who work together to diagnose and determine the most appropriate stroke treatment for patients with stroke and other cerebrovascular disorders.
We follow best practices to try to preserve brain function and prevent serious injury or death, knowing that timely, effective treatment can make a significant difference in a better quality of life following recovery. Patient and family care is measured by a performance improvement process and reported publicly with other national programs. Being certified by the Joint Commission means that we provide stroke care 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and we have met the most stringent standards currently in use for stroke treatment.