Certified Stroke Center and Telestroke Service
Anna Jaques is an accredited stroke facility and provides evaluations of potential stroke patients in our Emergency Department 24 hours a day. This is done at the patient’s bedside using state-of-the-art telemedicine. At the earliest sign of a stroke, call 911 for assistance.
Anna Jaques is contracted with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Telestroke service to provide our Emergency Department physicians with around-the-clock access to board certified neurologists. When a patient is suffering from stroke-like symptoms , AJH physicians and the neurologists use the Telestroke service to talk to one another face-to-face over a high speed internet connection and “Skype-like” video technology to examine the patient together and discuss the best course of treatment.
Our collaboration with Telestroke is helping us to improve outcomes for patients and to save lives. It is particularly helpful in the decision whether or not the patient with stroke symptoms should be given the clot-dissolving medication, tPA.