Stroke Centers at LifeBridge Health

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For an appointment with the Brain & Spine Institute please call: 

Neurology: 410-601-9515
Neurosurgery: 410-601-4417
Neuropsychological assessment: 410-601-7375
Carroll Hospital’s Stroke Center: 410-871-7000

Get With The Guidelines 2020 AHAThe award-winning stroke centers at Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, and Carroll Hospital operate under the umbrella of LifeBridge Health’s Berman Brain & Spine Institute.

All three stroke centers in the LifeBridge Health system have been recognized for outstanding performance in treatment of those with stroke.

Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Recognizing the signs and responding quickly can save a life.

The acronym BE FAST is a handy technique to help you quickly recognize common signs of a stroke.

  • Balance – Is there a sudden loss of balance or coordination?
  • Eyes – Is there sudden blurred or double vision or sudden, persistent vision trouble?
  • Face – Ask the person to smile. Is one or both sides of the face drooping?
  • Arms – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one side drift downward? Is there weakness or numbness on one side?
  • Speech – Does the person have slurred or garbled speech? Can he/she repeat simple phrases?
  • Time – Call 911 for immediate medical attention if you notice one or more of these signs. Also, take note of when the symptoms began and when the person was last normal.

About 2 million nerve cells are lost for every minute strokes go untreated. So don’t wait, don’t hesitate. Call 911.

Hospitals are still the safest place to be in a medical emergency. If you witness the signs of stroke -- Take immediate action.


The Sandra and Malcom Berman Brain & Spine Institue