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Our Primary Stroke Centers have advanced certification. 


Neurological Care

Dignity Health Central Coast, which includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center, Marian Regional Medical Center, St. John's Regional Medical Center, and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, is the largest network of Primary Stroke Center hospitals on the Central Coast that include a breadth of neurological care services, when combined, unavailable anywhere else in the area.

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, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurocritical care specialists, nurses, technicians, radiologists and other exceptional care team members. With highly trained caregivers that are leaders in their fields, we combine advanced treatment options with a warm, personalized approach.

Diagnostic Testing

Extensive, Cohesive, Team-Centered Stroke Care

The Dignity Health Central Coast 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 Diagnostic Imaging Department.

Learn more about Dignity Health Central Coast’s award-winning Neurological Care Services at: