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Stroke Care

Certified Primary Stroke Center at New Orleans East Hospital

Emergency care for patients who experience stroke

The Stroke Program at New Orleans East Hospital provides 24-hour emergency care for acute stroke diagnoses and consultative care and treatment for patients at high risk for stroke and those with underlying vascular pathologies. It is our mission to provide the best possible chance of survival and reduction of disability after acute stroke.

As the only Certified Primary Stroke Center in New Orleans East, we aim to provide a high standard of care for our patients. Our team provides coordinated care from the EMS providers throughout the hospital stay to discharge planning.

At the first sign of a stroke, call 911 and choose New Orleans East Hospital’s stroke-certified emergency department.
Use the BEFAST acronym to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of a stroke:
  • B - Balance: Loss of balance
  • E - Eyes: Blurred or double vision
  • F - Face: Numbness or weakness in the face
  • A - Arm: Numbness or weakness in arm or leg
  • S - Speech: Difficulty speaking
  • T - Time = Brain: If symptoms occur suddenly, and you have severe dizziness or headaches, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Get with the Guidelines AHA

A nationally recognized program

In August 2021, New Orleans East Hospital’s Stroke Program received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
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