Mobile Stroke Unit Program

Mobile Stroke Unit outside SBUH
First Stony Brook Mobile Stroke Unit patient with family and EMS
Inside Mobile Stroke Unit

Suffolk County residents now have one more reason to look to Stony Brook Medicine for the highest level of stroke care. In April 2019, Stony Brook launched Long Island's first mobile stroke unit program, designed to provide specialized, life-saving care to people within the critical moments of stroke before they even get to the hospital. And it already is. This revolutionary pre-hospital process markedly accelerates the time to make an accurate stroke diagnosis, allows for time-sensitive stroke therapies to be administered earlier, and allows for the transport of stroke patients directly to the most appropriate hospital for the level of care they require, the first time. The result will be more lives saved, and better outcomes through earlier interventions. While new to Long Island, mobile stroke units have successfully reduced stroke disability and have improved survival rates in other major metropolitan areas across the country.