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Patients benefit from our dedicated team approach.


Neurological Care

St. John's Regional Medical Center 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 Regional Medical Center as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center. We are also recent recipients of the American Heart Association’s 2019 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 Regional Medical Center 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 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.

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.

Learn More About Neurological Care at St. John's Regional Medical Center

To request additional information from someone at the Dignity Health Central Coast Neuroscience Services, please call (805) 988-7144. Use our search tool to Find a Doctor.