The Stroke Center

The Stroke Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

American Stroke Association
Stroke Warning Signs

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg especially on one side of the body

     
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding

     
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

     
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

     
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

If you have one or more stroke symptoms, don't delay! Call 9-1-1 and get help immediately.

As a New York State Department of Health designated Stroke Center, NYP/Lawrence has a highly skilled and dedicated stroke team that's on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to immediately treat any stroke patient who comes through our doors.

A rapid response is key in treating stroke patients. In order to qualify as a Stroke Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital developed new protocols and sharpened its stroke response times. NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence collaborated with its healthcare partner, NYP/Columbia to assist in this effort.

To find a neurologist at Lawrence, click here.

For more information on the different types of stroke, what you need to know to lower your risk for strok, or to respond to someone who is having a stroke, visit our health library here