Mount Sinai Beth Israel Stroke Center
Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI) serves downtown Manhattan as the only Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in lower Manhattan and is proud to serve this historically important and diverse community. MSBI first became a New York State Department of Health certified Stroke Center in 2005. Since 2009, we have been performing emergency mechanical thrombectomies (clot removal) to re-open blocked brain vessels causing an acute stroke. Providing rapid emergency evaluation and treatment to all our patients is the tenet of our center.
MSBI has received the AHA Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus and Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus awards numerous consecutive years for our timeliness and effectiveness in treating acute stroke patients. As part of the larger Mount Sinai Hospital System of stroke care, we benefit from multi-disciplinary expertise, clinical research and innovations being developed to treat cerebrovascular disease. The Stroke Team of Mount Sinai Beth Israel is active in clinical trial research and collaborates with the other hospitals within the system.
The Stroke Team at Mount Sinai Beth Israel is led by Irene Boniece, MD, Director, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Stroke Center and Associate Professor of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Peterson Masigan, MSN, RN.
Outpatient follow-up for stroke patients is available at Mount Sinai Union Square, where we also offer speech, physical and occupational therapies for ongoing stroke recovery. Tele-medicine visits are available as well as in-person appointments with stroke specialists.
The Mount Sinai Union Square Stroke Support Group meets twice monthly to assist with the psychosocial aspects of stroke recovery.
Serving a diverse community by ensuring access to stroke education materials
Educating our patients and their families and caregivers about the signs and symptoms of stroke, the risk factors for stroke, types of stroke, stroke prevention and what is expected after stroke and the recovery process is important in empowering our patients as active participants in their recovery.
We provide this information in a comprehensive and easy to understand way with our stroke education brochure, which is available in multiple languages: