When someone you love is experiencing a stroke and requires emergency care, it’s 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 diagnosing, treating and managing patients who have suffered from a stroke.
Providence Mission Hospital was named a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, recognizing Mission's team of experts for following rigorous national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. Providence 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.
Providence Mission Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus with Advanced Therapy with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. The award recognizes Providence 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.
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.