Stroke Center

NSMC Salem Hospital and NSMC Union Hospital are designated Stroke Centers, which means our emergency departments are able to rapidly diagnosis and treat stroke patients, and also administer brain imaging scans as needed.  NSMC neurologists conduct patient evaluations and administer clot-busting medications to those who need it. Both NSMC Salem Hospital and NSMC Union Hospital have received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke (GWTG–­Stroke) Gold Plus Quality Achievement AwardLearn stroke symptoms and act fast
North shore doctor helps patient at Stroke Center
The Gold Plus Quality Achievement award, given by the American Stroke Association, recognizes NSMC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. Read more

Fast Treatment at a Stroke Center is Key to Survival

Peabody resident Robert Kelly, 84, and his wife, Peg, were at home watching the evening news when Kelly suddenly realized he could not form a single word. Read more