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The Queen's Medical Center has been awarded the JCAHO Stroke Center Designation, indicating the highest quality standard for stroke treatment. There are currently less than 20 designated programs in the United States. The special certification was established by JCAHO last December. Queen's has become the first such center in Hawai’i.

Similar to the most highly respected and advanced institutions in the country, the Queen's Stroke Center is a comprehensive treatment center that has all of the elements of the stroke "chain of survival." An Acute Stroke Team provides rapid evaluation-and most importantly-mobilizes and integrates an entire team of nurses, radiology technologists, laboratory technicians, nursing assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, case managers, neuropsychologists and physicians.

Rapid evaluation is essential to give the only FDA-approved treatment for stroke, which is intravenous t-PA. Queen's is the only hospital in Hawai’i that allows opportunity for patients to participate in advanced treatments still undergoing national and international study.

Other features unavailable elsewhere in Hawai’i and offered by the Queen's Stroke Center include:
A stroke code team for fast assessment via physical exam, labs and CT scanning.
A dedicated unit for stroke treatment.
A "Get with the Guidelines-Stroke" (American Heart Institute) program to prevent a second stroke.

If you or someone else experiences one or more of the symptoms of stroke, call 911. (The symptoms are: numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg; confusion, trouble speaking or understanding; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; or the worst headache of your life.) For more information, please call the Neuroscience Institute at 808.537.7152.

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