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Comprehensive Stroke Center

2274.0 miles away
Fax: 818-847-4842
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Comprehensive Stroke Center

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is a nationally recognized Comprehensive Stroke Center, a designation that places us among an elite group of hospitals providing the highest level of stroke care.

Part of the Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, our stroke center certifications include:

  • American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll.
  • DNV GL Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center certification.

DNV GL Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center certification  Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Personalized stroke care

Our team of neurologists and stroke specialists offer the full spectrum of care for stroke patients that includes diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment, rehabilitation, support services and on-going stroke education.

Treating heart disease

Many kinds of heart diseases can greatly increase a patient’s risk for stroke. If clots form in the heart or in the valves, there's a chance they can travel to the brain and cause a stroke. We make sure to carefully monitor heart disease and treat each patient as completely as possible.

Depending on the type of stroke, its location, and a patient's personal medical history, treatments for stroke may include:

  • "Clot-buster" medications (Tissue Plasminogen Activator or tPA)
  • Medications to reduce brain swelling
  • Medications to help protect the brain
  • Life support measures
  • Surgery
  • Carotid endarterectomy – procedure to remove accumulated plaque in the carotid artery
  • Cerebral angioplasty – balloons, stents and coils are used to treat some types of problems in the brain's blood vessels


U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Stroke

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