Nationally designated Primary Stroke Center at Sharon Hospital

When minutes matter, the stroke team at Sharon Hospital is ready to care for you — 24/7.

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the number one cause of disability nationwide. Every year, 700,000 people suffer a new or recurring stroke. To improve outcomes for residents in our local community, Sharon Hospital became a nationally designated Primary Stroke Center by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) in 2014. The HFAP recognizes Sharon Hospital's commitment and ability to care for stroke patients at the highest level.

The Primary Stroke Center at Sharon Hospital has a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing quality care to those who have suffered from stroke to improve outcomes and quality of life for patients and families. Team members are specially trained physicians, practitioners, nurses, neurologists, rehabilitation specialists and social workers who work together with you to diagnose, prevent and treat stroke.

We offer a dedicated stroke-focused program, which includes:

  • Advanced notification from EMS, which allows our Emergency Department to be ready the moment you arrive
  • 24/7 access to stroke neurologists through Yale New Haven Hospital Telestroke Network
  • 24/7 access to CT scanner and technicians ready to help identify stroke quickly
  • Rapid diagnosis to administer proper treatments quickly
  • Qualified medical professionals who are specially trained in stroke care and stay up-to-date through stroke-related continuing education
  • Access to physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists and social workers
  • Cardiology services and advanced imaging capabilities
  • Coordinated discharge planning
  • Continual quality improvement with the collection of stroke-treatment performance data and hospital team performance data

Stroke Support Group

If you or your loved one has had a stroke, join us in sharing your experiences and ideas. This weekly meeting is held on Fridays at 12pm in the Zelman room on the second floor of Sharon Hospital. Patients, friends and family are all welcome to attend. For more information, please call Advanced Therapy at (860) 364-4065.

Know the signs of stroke and BE FAST!

Knowing the signs of stroke can help to save lives. Stroke strikes suddenly, and every minute counts, so remember, if you suspect stroke: BE FAST!

B     Balance (sudden loss of balance or coordination)

E     Eyes (sudden dizziness or changes in vision)

F     Face (facial weakness on one side of the face)

A     Arms (arm or leg weakness on one side of the body)

S     Speech (trouble speaking or understanding speech)

T     Time (if you observe any of these signs, call 911 - get to the hospital fast)


Sharon Hospital
50 Hospital Road
Sharon, CT  06069
(860) 364-4446

(800) 842-9710