Strong Memorial Hospital

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  • Becker’s Hospital Review, one of the most read health care industry publications, named Strong among the “100 Great Hospitals in America.”
  • Using bronchial thermoplasty, physicians at Strong were the first in the region to offer a new therapy to make breathing easier for patients with severe, uncontrollable asthma. The treatment reduces asthma symptoms by delivering low heat to the source of the problem — the smooth muscle of the airways.
  • Strong was recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. This designation, which has been conferred on only two other hospitals in New York State, places Strong among an elite group of institutions that provide highly specialized, complex stroke care. This certification also coincided with the launch of our Neurocritical Care Program, which is dedicated to providing intensive care to patients with severe neurological disorders such as stroke.
  • Strong cardiologists became the first in Upstate New York to offer a blood-cleansing therapy for people with extremely high cholesterol, providing a potentially life-saving reduction in their risk for stroke or heart attack.
  • A groundbreaking study led by the School’s researchers resulted in the creation of the first blood test that can predict—with greater than 90 percent accuracy—who is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. This discovery could be the key to unlocking a new generation of treatments that head off the disease before neurological damage becomes irreversible.

Bullet points highlight impact made in 2014