Stroke is the nation's third leading cause of death, and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital's commitment to providing outstanding stroke care has earned us The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for certification as a Primary Stroke Center. This means Seacoast residents have access to better, faster treatment—especially important when it comes to stroke—because "time is brain."

What Is an Accredited Stroke Center?

Our Primary Stroke Center accreditation is more than a certificate on a wall. It's a designation by The Joint Commission—an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies healthcare organizations in the United States with the mission to continuously improve healthcare. This designation recognizes exceptional efforts like ours to produce better outcomes in stroke care.

Learn the warning signs of stroke and find out more about our neurologic and stroke care.