Stroke Care

When a patient comes to the hospital with stroke symptoms, it’s crucial to make a proper diagnosis quickly in order to begin treatment to minimize the effects of a stroke. Salem Medical Center’s stroke care team delivers potentially life-saving care for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, and can perform treatment options.

The hospital has been designated by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services as a Primary Stroke Center, which means that we have in place a specially trained acute stroke team available around the clock, and they respond to a patient within minutes of their arrival to the hospital.

We are a part of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network (JNN). This partnership offers patients access to the resources of JNN’s comprehensive stroke center, including community education programs, clinical trials and advanced protocols for the detection and treatment of stroke and other neuroscience disorders. Through this collaboration, we are also able to offer a broad range of diagnostic capabilities that rival many university-affiliated hospitals including neuro-imaging (CT and MRI), lab services and special pharmacy needs that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Recognizing symptoms and acting F.A.S.T. can save a life and decrease the chances of permanent disabilities.

Know the symptoms:

  • Confusion or difficulty speaking/understanding
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis of the face or on one side of the body
  • Sudden severe headache
  • Unexplained dizziness and/or loss of balance

If you or a loved one are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

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