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Caring for Stroke in Northern California

The stroke care program at Dignity Health North State offers complete care for strokes, including treatment and rehabilitation. Our stroke care centers are located in our Northern California hospitals and medical centers and are certified by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA).

If you are in need of stroke care in Northern California, Find a Doctor at Dignity Health North State. Stroke patients require a large number of providers working together as a team for the best outcomes. Our stroke care team includes:

  • Stroke care coordinator
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Certified stroke nurses
  • Occupational, physical, and speech therapists


Reasons for Stroke Care

Stroke can have a long-lasting impact on the life of the patient. Stroke care is necessary to meet the immediate needs of the patient, but is often necessary into the future for rehabilitation.

Stroke care programs treat stroke-related conditions, including:

  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage — bleeding into the space between the brain and its covering
  • TIA (transient ischemic attack or “mini-stroke”)
  • Aneurysm — bulging of a blood vessel in the brain that can rupture and bleed
  • AVM (arteriovenous malformation) — a tangle of blood vessels in the brain
  • Stroke — either hemorrhagic or ischemic


Stroke Care at Dignity Health North State

The goal of Dignity Health North State’s stroke care centers is to provide the highest quality care to you or your family member after experiencing stroke. Our programs use evidence-based practices and are certified to conform to clinical practice guidelines for stroke. We offer a full range of services, including:

  • Stroke education for caregivers and patients
  • Antithrombotic therapy for ischemic stroke patients
  • Catheter-based procedures and clot-busting medicines
  • Anticoagulant therapy for ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation or flutter
  • Statin medications for patients with LDL — or “bad” cholesterol — of 100 mg/dL or greater
  • Stroke rehabilitation assessments

Quick emergency room care at the first sign of stroke symptoms is the initial step in your stroke care. The ER’s rapid-response team will determine the severity and cause of your stroke. Stroke treatment will depend on what type of stroke you have had. Dignity Health’s stroke care guidelines have very specific standards for the timing of stroke treatment.


What to Expect with Stroke Rehabilitation

You will receive personalized rehabilitation care when recovering in Dignity Health’s stroke care program. This high-level, specialized care continues even after you go home. It’s our goal to help you return to normal life as soon as possible. 

The Dignity Health North State neurology program provides complete stroke care in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.