Stroke Center

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.

In 2006, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence passed a rigorous set of standards to qualify as a New York State Department of Health designated Stroke Center. As a New York State sanctioned Stroke Center, Lawrence now 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.