Partners TeleStroke Center
TeleStroke Center

Our Network

The Partners TeleStroke Network began in 2001 with 2 local area hospitals, and the network has since grown to include 31 member and 2 provider hospitals. Joining TeleStroke has allowed many of the Member hospitals to acquire the Primary Stroke Service designation from the Massachusetts' Department of Public Health. In addition to on-demand stroke care, member also can participate in our monthly Grand Rounds; an hour long, monthly Tele-CME session allowing participants to acquire valuable CME/CEU credit.

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Massachusetts’ "Primary Stroke Service" designation

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has designated 68 of the commonwealth's 74 acute care hospitals as Primary Stroke Services. The DPH describes the designation as follows:

"Hospitals that provide a Primary Stroke Service must assure that emergency diagnostic and therapeutic services are provided by a multidisciplinary team and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to patients presenting with symptoms of acute stroke."

Christine C. Ferguson
Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

As of March 1st 2005, ambulances will take potential stroke patients directly to these campuses. By joining The Partners TeleStroke Program, hospitals increase their chance of being designated a Primary Stroke Service by the MA DPH.