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  • Stroke Care

Suspect a Stroke? Act FAST

If you suspect that you or someone you know is experiencing signs of stroke, act FAST:

  • Face – Check yourself or ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms – Check yourself or ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech – Check yourself or ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is the speech slurred or strange?
  • Time – Note the time the symptoms started and call 911 immediately.

Stroke Care

Your Partner for Expert Stroke Care

In times of need, you and your family can count on the award-winning Stroke Team at Saint Mary’s Hospital. We’re committed to providing excellent care from the moment the first signs of stroke occur all the way through to you or your loved one’s stroke rehabilitation, including intensive physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Fast Response for Better Outcomes

We understand that time is brain and act accordingly. Saint Mary’s performance in this area is exceptional. This means that, at Saint Mary's Hospital, you or your loved ones will receive exceptional care that meets or exceeds all the latest performance and outcome criteria.

The chain of care begins with EMTs who alert the Emergency Department that a stroke patient is being transported to the hospital, and extends to Saint Mary’s physicians, who are acutely aware of stroke symptoms and respond promptly, the nursing and rehabilitation staff who provide patient care, and our stroke program coordinators.

Stroke Telemedicine at Saint Mary's

Telemedicine is a cloud-based method of connecting doctors with patients remotely, similar to Skype or video conferencing. Here at Saint Mary’s Hospital, we use InTouch Health Robots (pictured below) to connect neurologists from the Greater Waterbury area to our patients with a potential stroke. When patients present to the emergency department with sudden onset of stroke symptoms, we move quickly. The InTouch Health Robot enables the patient to be seen and evaluated by the local neurologist in a timely manner.

Telestroke team

Learn about stroke risk factors, treatments, rehabilitation and more.