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Comprehensive Stroke Center at The Queen’s Medical Center

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Queen’s Neuroscience Institute is Hawaii’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center designated by The Joint Commission. Our team and facility are prepared 24/7 to deliver advanced stroke treatments for the most complex stroke cases. In addition, our expert stroke care includes the state’s only Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU). This means that stroke patients in Hawaii receive stroke care comparable to the most advanced centers on the mainland.

What is a Stroke?

During a stroke, or “brain attack,” a blood vessel to the brain is blocked by a blood clot (ischemic stroke) or bursts (hemorrhagic stroke). Approximately 1.9 million brain cells can die each minute, so immediate treatment is essential. Queen’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, the first and only one in Hawai‘i, is prepared to give advanced treatments for the most complex stroke cases 24/7.

A Comprehensive Stroke Center is able to treat every type of stroke, including cases requiring advanced technologies, a highly trained staff of experts, and on-site neurointerventional surgeons who perform minimally invasive neurointerventional procedures and cerebrovascular neurosurgeons who perform advanced vascular neurosurgeries.

Comprehensive Stroke Center Benefits

Hospitals with a Comprehensive Stroke Center designation have achieved the highest level of certification available with regard to stroke care. 

The benefits of coming to a Comprehensive Stroke Center include the:

Only a Comprehensive Stroke Center offers 24/7 access to:

In many stroke cases, these advanced treatments are needed to give the patient the best chance of recovery.

Neuro-Cardiology Program

Queen’s Neuro-Cardiology Program is a joint Neurology and Cardiology program, to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary care for stroke/TIA patients with underlying structural heart disease such as patent foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defect (ASD). The mission of the program is to provide highest quality of patient-centered care through joint decision-making process involving patients, Neurology and Cardiology to ensure that appropriate patients are selected for the procedure.

To learn more about our services, or to make an appointment, call 808-691-8866.

Obstetric Neurovascular Service

Queen’s Obstetric Neurovascular Service is the first of its kind in the country, providing comprehensive care for pregnant women with complex neurovascular conditions. From pregnancy through postpartum care, our multidisciplinary neurovascular team coordinates with all clinicians to offer individualized care to ensure the well-being of both mother and baby. In addition, we provide 24/7 access to the specialized Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU)  and minimally invasive endovascular neurosurgical expertise.

Our obstetrical management includes conditions with increased risk of stroke during pregnancy, such as:

To learn more about our services, or to make an appointment, call Queen’s Obstetric Neurovascular Service at 808-691-8866.

Outpatient Stroke Clinic

Queen’s Outpatient Stroke Clinic is dedicated to ensuring continuity of high-level care for stroke patients throughout their recovery process. Once discharged from the hospital, stroke patients face multiple barriers in receiving optimal care as they transition back into the community. The mission of the Outpatient Stroke Clinic is to provide our stroke patients with premier and holistic stroke specific care in an effort to maximize both rehabilitation and secondary stroke prevention.

Our clinic is able to meet the complex needs of stroke patients through:

Queen’s Telestroke Program

Telehealth allows our stroke experts to rapidly examine and treat patients who live in remote regions that may lack neurological expertise.

Our Neuroscience Institute (NSI) physicians also provide emergency stroke consultations to hospitals across the state using telehealth technology to remotely see patients and advise health professionals at the site, extending expert stroke care beyond The Queen’s Medical Center.

Quality and Performance Measures

Our stroke quality measures, called Stroke Core Measures, and revascularization performance demonstrate superior quality stroke care compared to the national average.

Learn More About Stroke Care

To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment with the Comprehensive Stroke Center, please call the Queen’s Neuroscience Institute Outpatient Center at 808-691-8866.

Meet our Stroke Team