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Stroke Care

Stroke-953479398.jpgSeconds count when someone suffers a stroke. We are the best resource in Maine for early treatment of strokes, and that matters, because early treatment leads to easier recovery, better outcomes, and a better quality-of-life for you. 

Northern Light Stroke Care is made up of a team of neurology specialists, nurse stroke care coordinators, physicians, nurses, and physical and occupational therapists committed to delivering the highest quality of stroke care in Maine. We’re deploying recent advancements to help even more patients recover from stroke.

Our Stroke Center at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is recognized as a Center of Excellence for its expertise and results in treating stroke victims. 


Fast Diagnosis and Treatment for Stroke Victims

We have acute stroke teams available around the clock that begin evaluations as soon as possible for any patient exhibiting stroke symptoms. Our highly trained Emergency Care staff members are experienced in diagnosing and treating strokes, and are able to maintain constant communication with emergency medical responders and stroke teams.

Our protocols help speed the diagnosis and treatment of strokes. We partner with emergency medical responders and LifeFlight of Maine to ensure that when a stroke patient is being transported to one of our Emergency facilities, we’ll be ready for them. 
  • Neuro-imaging services 24 hours per day, performed within 25 minutes of a physician's order, and physicians evaluate the images within 15 minutes of image completion
  • Laboratory services available 24 hours a day
  • Community education to teach individuals how to prevent a stroke and to recognize its signs and symptoms


A Leading Center for Early Stroke Treatment

In 2018, for the seventh year in a row, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Stroke Care earned the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award, which includes an Honor Roll Elite Plus distinction from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. This award demonstrates Northern Light Health's commitment to providing high quality healthcare, as well as an ability to work as a dedicated team to serve patients with care that is appropriate and adheres to evidence-based clinical guidelines.

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. These awards recognize Northern Light Health’s commitment to implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.