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Stroke Treatment


Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and causes more serious long-term disabilities than any other disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.




As a certified Primary Stroke Center we maintain an acute stroke team, have an integrated ER, a dedicated stroke unit, offer neuro imaging services, and meet the other criteria set forth by the Joint Commission. As a hospital we are committed to treat stroke patients quickly and improve patient outcomes.

St. John’s Stroke Program Offers

  • 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 

Symptoms of Stroke

Learn the signs of stroke so you are ready if you or a loved one ever suffers a stroke and always call 9-1-1 immediately. The difference between a recovery from stroke and a lasting disability depends a lot on response time.

Signs of Stroke: ACT F-A-S-T

Face Does one side of the face droop? Ask them to smile. 
Arms   Does one arm drift downward? Ask them to raise both arms. 
Speech  Are words slurred? Ask them to repeat a phrase. 
Time   If they show any of these symptoms, time is important. 

Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Patient Experience

Hear from a St. John’s stroke patient about his experience in our inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Program.

Award Winning Stroke Program

In addition to being a Primary Stroke Center, we have been named to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s 2014 Target Stroke Honor Roll.

For more information on St. John’s Stroke Program, please call our dedicated stroke nurse at 805.988.7144 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.