The Stroke Program at Kent Hospital is committed to providing a comprehensive, state-of-the-art approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Stroke. Increasing community awareness of the signs and symptoms and emergent nature of stroke.
Kent Hospital was the second hospital in Rhode Island to receive the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission as a Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Program. Kent’s Program has received the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart/American Stroke Association for their implementation of evidence based standards of care. Spaulding Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Kent Hospital is CARF certified, the international quality standards body for rehabilitation services.
Stroke is a brain injury that occurs when the brain's blood supply is interrupted. Without oxygen and nutrients from blood, brain tissue starts to die rapidly, resulting in sudden loss of function. Left undiagnosed or treated, it can result in serious and debilitating injury or loss of life.
People who survive a stroke often suffer serious, long-term disability. Stroke damage can result in paralysis, numbness, imbalance, and difficulty communicating. While there is no way to reverse the effects of stroke, it is possible to regain some function lost. Kent's experienced rehabilitation therapists help stroke survivors restore independent and productive lives.
Kent has assembled a team of experienced clinical professionals who work together under nationally recommended guidelines of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to coordinate timely interventions, treatments and rehabilitation.
The Stroke Program at Kent Hospital is pleased to host a monthly stroke support group for stroke survivors and caregivers on the last Wednesday of the month. Each month a new guest speaker will be discussing concerns regarding stroke.
All members of the community who have survived a stroke, are at risk of a stroke or are caregivers for someone who has experienced a stroke, are encouraged to attend.
For more information please contact Susan Moore, RN, Director, Kent Hospital or Donna Coppola at (401) 737-7010, ext. 35510/31879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com