Seconds count when stroke symptoms appear. At The Valley Hospital Stroke Center, we're prepared at a second's notice to treat complex strokes and offer stroke interventions such as IV tPA,IA tPA, and MERCI and Penumbra devices to retrieve blood clots and coiling/clipping procedures to repair brain aneurysms.
Our Stroke Center is the first in the tri-state area and 16th in the U.S. to be designated a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, our nation's leading organization for the accreditation of hospitals and health care organizations. We were also first in New Jersey to receive The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care (2004). Today, we continue to hold this distinction, also known as Disease Specific Certification.
The Stroke Center has been recognized with several other distinctions, including the Healthgrades 2017 Stroke Excellence Award™ and 5-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 2017, placing Valley in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for stroke care. Valley has also received the 2017 Women's Choice Award for Stroke Care and the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus recognition from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Also designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, The Valley Hospital Stroke Center leads the area in state-of-the-art technology, cutting-edge treatment options, and neurological and neurosurgical expertise. Our stroke care comprises diagnostic testing, treatment, rehabilitation, support, prevention, education, and research. Our experienced stroke team diagnoses and treats stroke symptoms swiftly and aggressively.
Diagnostic capabilities include carotid ultrasound, transcranial doppler (TCD), MRI and MRA of the brain, CTA of the brain and carotids, and a portable CT scanner.
The Valley Hospital Stroke Center is a central component of our Neuroscience Center of Excellence. Our full continuum of stroke care includes:
- Emergency Services
- Board-Certified Physicians
- Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Portable CT
- Neurointerventional Biplane Angiography System and Suite
- Penumbra, and Other Interventional Procedures
- Inpatient Rehabilitation
- Outpatient Rehabilitation
- Stroke Support Group
- Clinical Trials and Research
- Community Education
- Corporate Education
- Smoking Cessation Program
- Educational Resources
For More Information
To find out about upcoming educational programs or stroke screenings at the hospital or in the community, please call 201-291-6467.