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Stroke Care


Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the U.S, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average:

  • Someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds
  • Someone dies of a stroke every four minutes
  • 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year

Our Stroke Program

If you or someone you love suffers a stroke, our trained stroke team provides prompt diagnosis and stroke treatment. Experienced neurologists and other clinical experts lead the team.

  • We offer a coordinated response and specialized care 24 hours a day.

  • Our cutting–edge telemedicine robot, nicknamed Rosie, connects with a remote neurologist within minutes to help the ED doctor identify and treat our stroke patients. With a stroke, “time is brain” and the sooner the stroke treatment begins, the better the outcomes for our patients.

  • In 2016 Sequoia was re-certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. This certification recognizes centers that follow the best practices for stroke care.

  • In 2017 Sequoia received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus award.

Stroke Signs and Symptoms

When you or someone you loves suffers a stroke, recognizing the first warning signs and getting expert medical help quickly is critical to maximizing your chances of survival and rehabilitation. Response time can make the difference between recovering from a stroke and having to endure longterm disabilities.

Remember these signs of a stroke: ACT F-A-S-T

Face – Does one side of the face droop? Ask person to smile.

Arm – Does one arm drift downward? Ask person to raise both arms.

Speech – Are words slurred? Ask person to repeat a phrase

Time – If they show any symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.