Stroke Services

Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers at Lifespan

Stroke services are available at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital. 

  • Rhode Island Hospital is the only hospital in the state to be designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Comprehensive stroke centers evaluate and treat the most complex stroke cases and provide comprehensive services focused on acute management, risk factor modification, and recovery. 

  • The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital each are certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, which means they meet rigorous national standards in caring for stroke patients.  

    Meet Dr. Mahesh Jayaraman

    Dr. Mahesh Jayaraman is the director of the Neurovascular Center at Rhode Island Hospital. His research interest is in the minimally invasive therapy of neurovascular disease, including acute ischemic stroke.

    Learn the Signs of Stroke

    If you notice one or more of these signs in yourself or someone else, call 911 immediately.

    Face-Drooping on one side of the face
    Arms-Weakness or numbness in one arm
    Speech-Slurred speech
    Time-Saving time saves brain cells

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    Reduce Your Risk

    While genetics or family history may play a part in your chance of having a stroke, the majority of risk factors are related to lifestyle choices. In fact, 80% of strokes can be prevented.

    When it Comes to Stroke, Think FAST

    Tina Burton, MD, a specialist at the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Rhode Island Hospital, explains stroke symptoms and what you should do if you experience them or recognize them in someone else.

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    Clinical Trials for Stroke

    Research is currently being conducted to learn more about stroke and how it affects our patients. 

    Lifespan Locations

    Over 1,620 hospitals and clinics throughout Rhode Island, here are some featured locations: