When someone you love is experiencing a stroke and requires emergency care, it is reassuring to know that expert help is immediately available. Stroke response requires a dedicated team available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mission Stroke Center is committed to our community to diagnose, treat and manage patients suffering from a stroke.
Offering the region's most comprehensive neurologic care, The Joint Commission named Mission Hospital a Comprehensive Stroke Center, recognizing Mission's team of experts for following rigorous national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. Mission Hospital is also an Orange County Emergency Medical Services designated Stroke-Neurology Receiving Center, and the only hospital in south Orange County providing advanced neurologic care for stroke.
Mission Hospital has also received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Mission Hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
In addition, Mission Hospital was also recognized for the following honors: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll, Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll and Stroke Advanced Therapy Honor Roll. No other local hospital has achieved all these distinctions.
Mission Stroke Center has a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who have developed stroke protocols, evidence based orders and other diagnostic tools to provide consistent and specialized system for delivery of care to stroke patients. From emergency room to the stroke unit to rehabilitation, the Mission Stroke Center specializes in the treatment of stroke patients through the entire continuum of care.
Our Progressive Care & Stroke Unit is staffed by affiliated physicians and nurses who are specially trained to treat patients suffering from a stroke. As part of our patient-and-family centered care, we offer a nourishment room and relaxing lounge for visiting families and friends.
- We have a Code Stroke Team designed to respond to stroke as an emergency
- We have carefully developed evidence- based protocols and orders for transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke that are consistently updated based on the most current stroke research
- We use of thrombolytic or 'clot-busting' agents if indicated
- We use of the most state-of-the-art interventional procedures such as mechanical clot retrieval systems and coiling for aneurysms.