Advanced Brain Care

We offer select brain and spine services, including 24 hour emergency coverage. Because of our dedication to providing excellent care for patients with stroke, the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has designated Putnam Hospital Center as a Primary Stroke Center. We have also earned the New York State Department of Health Stroke Center Designation, and we continually strive for quality improvement by collecting, analyzing and acting upon data related to stroke treatment and hospital team performance. Putnam Hospital Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver PLUS Quality Achievement Award.

The team offers cranial surgical services for:

  • Head injury
  • Brain tumors
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus

Rapid Response

The team knows that every minute counts when it comes to treatment for stroke, so we follow protocols that lead to rapid diagnosis and intervention:

  • If you call 911, we receive advanced notification from EMS so that our Emergency Department is ready to treat you the moment you arrive
  • Stroke neurologists are available 24/7 through the Specialists on Call Teleneurology Network
  • CT scanners and technicians are available 24/7 to help the team identify stroke quickly

Spine Expertise

Spine health is critical to your overall health. If you have back or neck pain, or any kind of spinal disorder, our multidisciplinary team of specialists can provide the care you need to help restore your spine health so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.

The Putnam Hospital Center spine team works together to design a personalized treatment approach for your condition. Learn more.

An Experienced Team

Suzanne Brown*

Virany Hillard, MD

Steven Jacobs, MD*

Saran Rosner, MD*

Omar Syed, MD*

William Wirchansky, MD

High-Quality Stroke Care

Within the Primary Stroke Center at Putnam Hospital Center is a team of experienced professionals who provide 24/7 care for those who have suffered a stroke. Team members are specially trained physicians, practitioners, nurses, neurologists, rehabilitation specialists and social workers who support patients and families through diagnosis, treatment and prevention of stroke.

If you choose Putnam Hospital Center for stroke care:

  • You'll be treated by a team of qualified medical professionals who are specially trained in stroke care and stay informed about the latest advances through continuing education.
  • Seamless transfer access to Health Quest’s Vassar Brothers Medical Center for quick access to the region’s only neurointerventional lab where specialists use minimally invasive techniques to rapidly diagnosis and treat stroke.
  • You'll have access to physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists and social workers.
  • You can receive cardiology services and benefit from our advanced imaging capabilities.
  • A coordinated discharge plan will help ensure continuity of care once you leave the hospital. 


Putnam Hospital Center
670 Stoneleigh Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512