Mount Sinai Queens is recognized as a leader and innovator in the field of stroke care. We are the only hospital in Queens designated as a primary Stroke Center by both the New York State Department of Health and the Joint Commission, the gold standard of health care.
A stroke, which causes blood to stop flowing into the brain, is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Patients who exhibit any symptoms of stroke should be evaluated immediately. Access to efficient and effective medical care saves lives and lowers the risk of future disability, giving patients the best chance at making a full recovery. Our award-winning stroke team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to evaluate and treat patients in our emergency department.
If you suspect someone may be having a stroke, remember the warning signs of stroke: F.A.S.T.
Face–Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms–Ask the person to raise both arms together. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech–Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
Time-If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately.
Remember the acronym, F.A.S.T. — it could save a life!
Stroke and Vascular Care at Mount Sinai Queens
Hospital Tel: 718-932-1000
25-10 30th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11102
Stroke Support Group [PDF]