Stroke Center

When it comes to stroke, immediate treatment saves lives. Lowell General Hospital’s Stroke team is ready to provide timely, effective treatment close to home.

Lowell General Hospital has been designated a Primary Stroke Service the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).  PSS designation requires that hospitals follow very specific stroke protocols for patient assessment and care and commit to continuous education of the public about warning signs and symptoms of stroke.

As part of its PSS designation, a hospital must provide emergency diagnostic and therapeutic services 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week to patients presenting with symptoms of acute stroke. These services are needed to ensure that every patient who arrives within hours of the start of his/her stroke symptoms and is eligible can be treated with IV-tPA.

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