Home

Stroke

The Hospital of Central Connecticut's Stroke Center treats patients who have had strokes and TIAs (transient ischemic attacks). TIAs produce stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage; about 20 percent of patients who have a TIA will have a stroke within a month.

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel becomes blocked by a clot or bursts, interrupting blood flow to the brain. Deprived of oxygen and nutrients, the brain begins to die, resulting in disability or death.


The Hospital of Central Connecticut's Stroke Center provides:

  • Emergency stroke treatments at both its New Britain General and Bradley Memorial campuses.
  • Education for hospital inpatients and the community on stroke risk factors and warning signs.
  • Coordination of rehabilitation services for stroke patients to ensure continuity of care for stroke patients.

Rehabilitation services include physical, occupational and speech therapy, Care Coordination/Continuing Care, food and nutrition services and a variety of hospital wellness programs that can help with lifestyle changes.


Risk Factors

The Stroke Center provides education for hospital inpatients and the community on preventing strokes by identifying risk factors.


Warning Signs

The hospital's Stroke Center educates the community and hospital inpatients on identifying stroke symptoms.


Treatments

Hospital specialists who treat stroke include emergency physicians, cardiologists, interventional radiologists, neuro-, vascular and general surgeons, neurologists, and hospitalists.


Hospital of Central Connecticut Clinics & Locations:

HOCC Bradley Memorial Campus Listing Detail

Bradley Memorial Campus

The Bradley Memorial campus has a legacy of caring for the Southington community and is supported by a staff that has enthusiasm for their work and compassion for their patients.

THOCC New Britain Campus Listing Photo

New Britain General Campus

The New Britain General campus opened in 1899 and has grown into a dynamic, acute-care teaching facility. Our reputation as a leading healthcare provider enables us to attract outstanding talent and acquire leading technology to remain firmly committed to our mission to provide outstanding care to our community.

Stroke


Joint Commission LogoThe Hospital of Central Connecticut is certified by The Joint Commission and designated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health as a Primary Stroke Center, making quality stroke care accessible to Central Connecticut residents when minutes count.


American Heart Stroke Association
The Hospital of Central Connecticut has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for meeting specific stroke care quality measures for two or more consecutive years.