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World-Class Neurology in Ventura County

At St. John's Regional Medical Center, our neurologists and neurology care teams combine advanced treatment options with a warm, personalized approach.

Comprehensive Neurological Care

St. John's Regional Medical Center's team of renowned neurologists offers specialized care for neurological conditions and disorders. Designated as a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Ventura County, St. John's Regional Medical Center is equipped to treat complex conditions affecting the brain with the most advanced technologies. Patients at our award-winning medical center benefit from our team approach to care, including interdisciplinary collaboration among neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventional radiologists, acute rehabilitation specialists, and specially trained nurses. As a leader in neurological care, St. John's Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in the area with a Biplane Neuroangiography System, and O-Arm Surgical Imaging System.

Center of Excellence

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 have expanded our program 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. 

Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

St. John’s Regional Medical Center's Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center 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 team includes:

  • Hospital-based physicians available 24/7 with expertise in stroke diagnosis and emergency treatment
  • Registered nurses available 24/7 with expertise in stroke management
  • Physical, speech, and occupational therapists
  • Dieticians
  • Case managers and social workers

The team also relies on the excellent services of the Dignity Health pharmacy, Laboratory, and the Diagnostic Imaging Department.

Biplane Neuroangiography System

In addition to an experienced team, Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center offers cutting-edge technology to deliver the best possible care. Our biplane systems enable us to provide complete diagnostic and innovative interventional treatment of the brain and spine.

O-Arm Surgical Imaging System

St. John's Regional Medical is home to the only  O-arm Surgical Imaging System, in Ventura County, with the most advanced 3D imaging system available for brain and spine surgery. With the O-arm, we provide our community with local access to leading-edge, less invasive neurosurgery, a great benefit to you and your loved ones.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

DBS is a surgical option for patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and other movement disorders. DBS uses electrical signals targeting specific areas in the brain to control movement disorder symptoms. Now, St. John's Regional Medical Center makes it easier and faster for potential candidates to be seen by providing medical evaluation, psychological assessment, imaging, surgery, and post-surgical monitoring in one convenient location.

Spine Care

Spinal surgery require meticulous technique. The neurosurgeons and neurology team at St. John's Regional Medical Center have advanced training and offer the latest in surgical technique and clinical excellence.

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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.

Pipeline™ Flex Now Available at St. John's Regional Medical Center

We are pleased to announce that St. John's Regional Medical Center is proud to be the first hospital in the area to offer the Pipeline Flex to help treat certain patients with intracranial aneurysms. This minimally invasive procedure is utilized in selected wide-necked intracranial aneurysm treatments, which diverts flow away from the aneurysm neck, reconstructs the parent artery, and restores its natural course. 

Award-Winning Care

2024 Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals’ Award™
Ranked among the top 5% in the nation for overall clinical excellence.


Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
Advanced stroke certification for Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center from the DNV. This prestigious accomplishment means that we deliver the highest quality of care to the most complex cases, offering evidence based treatments with cutting edge research protocols. 


Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses
The award recognizes caregivers in stellar units whose consistent and systematic approach to evidence-based care optimizes patient outcomes.


Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS
Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85% or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for three consecutive calendar years. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated 75% compliance to (four out of ten heart failure quality measures or seven out of ten stroke quality measures) during the 12-month period.


Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite
Door-to-needle times within 60 minutes for at least 85 percent of applicable patients.

Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
This distinction acknowledges hospitals that aims to ensure patients with type 2 diabetes receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized with CVD or Stroke.


Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade “A” for Fall 2023
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating focused exclusively on hospital safety. Its letter grades are a quick way for consumers to choose the safest hospital to seek care.

Learn More

To request additional information from someone at St. John's Neuroscience Services, please call (805) 988-7144. Use our search tool to Find a Doctor.