Berkshire Medical Center is a recipient of the HealthGrades® Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for four straight years, from 2010 to 2013 and was the first hospital in the United States to receive the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke Performance Achievement Award, now having earned the award for eight consecutive years. For residents and visitors to Berkshire County, the message is both powerful and reassuring: patients who arrive at our emergency departments with signs of stroke will meet a team of experts delivering evidenced-based care that is saving lives and reducing the disability that often accompanies stroke.
This extraordinary group of caregivers includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, nurses, physiatrists, physical, speech and occupational therapists and other dedicated caregivers who are available 24 hours a day. Using the highest standards of care, our stroke team has created a seamless initiative that includes early intervention, expert care in the Emergency Department, aggressive inpatient care, rehabilitation services and follow-up after leaving the hospital. We are committed to helping our patients and their families overcome stroke and resume their lives to the greatest extent possible.
Stroke can be a life-threatening emergency. Know the warning signs of stroke and get to the nearest emergency department if you or someone you know is experiencing any of the symptoms.
View our Stroke Patient Education Booklet, which contains in-depth facts about stroke, signs and symptoms, treatment and rehabilitation.