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Stroke Program

Stroke Program Overview 

Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals were recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association in 2021. Beverly Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. Addison Gilbert Hospital was recognized with the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award. These awards recognize our commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

As designated Primary Stroke Service hospitals and members of both the American Heart Association: Get with the Guidelines Program and Coverdale Collaborative initiatives, Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals' Stroke Program encompasses a multi-faceted approach to care. It includes:

  • Community education to help individuals recognize the risk factors, signs and symptoms of stroke, as well as the importance of calling 911 when stroke symptoms are present
  • Collaboration with the community's emergency medical technicians and paramedics
  • An exceptional, multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and others who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are trained to diagnose stroke and administer the most effective life- and brain-saving treatment quickly
  • Help for individuals who need to manage stroke risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity
  • Ongoing monitoring, care and counseling for patients who have had a stroke
  • Full range of outpatient-based rehabilitative services for the neurologically impaired, including speech, occupational and physical therapy services.

Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals' Stroke Program is a prime example of how North Shore residents benefit from the hospital staff members' ability to combine their genuine care and concern for each and every patient with their knowledge, expertise and access to the most advanced treatment options.