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101 E. Valencia Mesa Dr., Fullerton, CA 92835

Stroke Center

St. Jude Medical Center

2258.9 miles away
714-446-5196
Open 24 hrs., seven days a week
Senior couple at beach

Stroke Center

St. Jude Medical Center

Open 24 hrs., seven days a week

Stroke is a leading cause of death and the number one cause of disability, but the advances available at a small number of hospitals are changing those statistics: we’re proud to be one of them. 

St. Jude Medical Center is a nationally-recognized Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, a designation that places us among an elite group of hospitals capable of treating even the most complex stroke and cerebrovascular conditions. Fewer than 200 hospitals in the nation have earned this advanced recognition. 

Nationally recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, St. Jude Medical Center’s Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center Services provides quick and accurate treatment for stroke patients.

Learn more about the criteria that set us apart as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.

We take a compassionate and family-centered approach to patient care, keeping patients' loved ones informed of their medical status and progress.  

For the last five years, our comprehensive care and the ability to deliver it rapidly have been recognized with awards such as the Gold Plus Award and Target Stroke Award for superior stroke care from the AHA and ASA.

This coveted honor distinguishes our expertise and outcomes as among the best in the nation—and highlights the skill and commitment of our physicians, surgeons and caregivers. More importantly, it offers you the confidence of knowing there is no better place to receive care. 

St. Jude has also been designated a Stroke-Neurology Receiving Center for Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Our services include today’s best advances in:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Stroke Neurology
  • Interventional Neuroradiology 
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurocritical Care 
  • Neurorehabilitation

Our physicians and staff are actively engaged in cutting-edge clinical trials and research in the field of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. Bringing ground-breaking multidisciplinary clinical trials for acute stroke treatment and secondary prevention of stroke to our patients is a priority of the research program.

We have a highly-experienced and dedicated research team working with stroke clinicians to enroll qualifying patients in clinical trials. Our partnership with academic, industry and pharmaceutical research programs, as well as the National Institute of Health StrokeNet Consortium ensures patients have access to the most advanced clinical and research trials close to home. Clinical trials participation also allows patients to share their medical information which leads to scientific advancements in the treatment of acute strokes.

We are currently participating in Clinical Trials and Research in the following areas:

  • Ischemic strokes
  • Hemorrhagic strokes
  • Endovascular treatment for strokes
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Neurovascular thrombectomy
  • Stroke-related early tracheostomy
  • Outcomes based on medical care received

For further information, please contact Natalie Valle, MPH, RN, at 714-446-5732.

Depending on the type of stroke, its location, and a patient's personal medical history, stroke care can take many forms. At our comprehensive stroke center, our wide-ranging services provide a full-spectrum of treatment and care. These services include:

  •  A stroke rapid response team, available around-the-clock to quickly evaluate and initiate treatment.
  • Immediate access to a state-of-the-art Neurointerventional Lab and fellowship-trained interventional neuroradiologists, allowing successful treatment through very small incisions – even in areas of the brain impossible to reach with open surgery.
  • Our stroke recovery program has been accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). Our rehabilitation services are designed to rebuild each patient’s skills and confidence with advanced therapies and technologies, such as weight-supported treadmill gait training, functional electrical stimulation and robotic-enhanced therapy.
  • One of the nation’s most advanced neurosurgery “smart” suites, combining intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) with sophisticated surgical navigation.
  • Expert critical care, featuring Southern California’s largest team of Intensivists board certified in Neurocritical Care as well as highly-trained nurses experienced in monitoring and managing the effects of stroke.
  • Ongoing research and clinical studies, allowing our patients to benefit from new advances and breakthroughs.

St. Jude's Stroke Center Quality Outcomes

  • Carotid Arterial Stenting (CAS)

    CMS and Joint Commission Stroke and Comprehensive Stroke Measures with St. Jude Medical Center Rate:

    • 30-Day Stroke Rate following symptomatic CAS: 0%
    • 30-Day Stroke Rate following asymptomatic CAS: 0%
    • 30-Day Death Rate following symptomatic CAS: 0%
    • 30-Day Death Rate following symptomatic CAS 0%
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CED)

    CMS and Joint Commission Stroke and Comprehensive Stroke Measures with St. Jude Medical Center Rate:

    • 30-Day Stroke Rate following symptomatic CED: 0%
    • 30-Day Stroke Rate following asymptomatic CED: 0%
    • 30-Day Death Rate following symptomatic CED: 0%
    • 30-Day Death Rate following asymptomatic CED: 0%
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CED)

    CMS and Joint Commission Stroke and Comprehensive Stroke Measures with St. Jude Medical Center Rate:

    • STK-1: VTE Prophylaxis: 94.8%
    • STK-2: Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy: 98.7%
    • STK-3: Pts w/ A-Fib receiving Anticoagulation Therapy: 97.8%
    • STK-4: Thrombolytic Therapy Administered: 95.8%
    • STK-5: Antithrombotic Therapy by End of Hospital Day 2: 93.1%
    • STK-6: Discharged on Statin Therapy: 93.6%
    • STK-8: Stroke Education: 91.8%
    • STK-10: Assessed for Rehabilitation: 99.7%