During a stroke, every minute counts. Two million brain cells die each minute after a stroke starts. The sooner blood flow is restored to the brain, the less risk of permanent brain damage, disability, or death.
Hudson Regional Hospital’s designation as a Primary Stroke Center allows stroke patients in Hudson County more immediate access to emergency care in the critical minutes after stroke symptoms first appear. The chances of survival and limited long-term disability are greater when emergency treatment is given quickly. All Emergency Room physicians, nurses, and staff have been given special training on how to quickly assess patients who are experiencing a stroke and proceed with appropriate treatment. We are proud to provide life-saving stroke care, all while patients can be comforted knowing they are close to home.