Patients benefit from our dedicated team approach.
St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital is an award winning Certified Primary Stroke Center that includes a breadth of neurological care services to provide you and your loved ones with unparalleled care.
Comprehensive Neurological Care Services
Our patients benefit from our dedicated team approach. That means you have a team of specialists working together to manage your care. With physicians that are leaders in their fields, we combine advanced treatment options with a warm, personalized approach.
The American Heart/Stroke Association and The Joint Commission have designated Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital as a Primary Stroke Center. We are also recent recipients of the American Heart Association’s 2018 Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Elite Honor Roll.
St. John’s Neuroscience Center of Excellence is a well-regarded program, in particular for the treatment of stroke. To continue providing the best care to the residents of Ventura County and beyond, we are expanding by adding a world class neuro-interventional biplane angiography system, as well as additional program enhancements to perform brain clot removal, aneurysm repair, carotid artery stenting, advanced brain and tumor removal and intracranial hemorrhage stoppage.
Extensive, Cohesive, Team-Centered Stroke Care
The Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital Neuroscience Services Stroke Program is unique in that it offers patients a broad continuum of care from Emergency Department treatment to in-house acute rehabilitation.
In order to provide advance, comprehensive care for stroke patients, the Stroke Program includes:
- Immediate access to neurologists specializing in stroke care within minutes of arrival in our ER
- A dedicated stroke nurse practitioner to serve as an advocate for stroke patients
- An acute stroke team
- Faster turnaround times for CT scans and lab results to improve timeliness of treatment
- Staff receive special training to care for stroke patients
- Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Program at our sister hospital, SJRMC, in Oxnard
The team also relies on the excellent services of the Dignity Health pharmacy, Laboratory, and the Diagnostic Imaging Department.
Dignity Health Concussion Network
It is important for each athlete to know the signs and symptoms of a concussion and a potentially dangerous brain injury as well as the steps in the recovery process and in making a return-to-play decision. The Dignity Health Concussion Network is here to help every student athlete play safely.