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The Institute—comprised of Mercy General Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Woodland Healthcare—is led by a collaborative stroke intervention team, available 24/7, to treat the most complex cases of stroke from within the Greater Sacramento region and beyond.
Dignity Health Neurological Institute’s leadership in stroke care was validated in 2014 when The Joint Commission certified Mercy San Juan Medical Center as the first Comprehensive Stroke Center north of the Bay Area. This continued leadership recognizes our ability to treat even the most complex stroke cases, providing 24/7 access to neurology, neurosurgery, neurointerventional radiology, and neurocritical care. This designation reflects a unique level of comprehensive care that includes:
Number of carotid artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy procedures performed and the associated complication rates between January and December 2020:
All Dignity Health Neurological Institute hospitals in the Greater Sacramento region are designated Primary Stroke Centers, a distinction recognizing facilities that follow the best practices for stroke care. These facilities also provide integrated services in stroke diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Furthermore, in 2017, Dignity Health was recognized with six American Heart Association/American Stroke Association "Get With The Guidelines®" Stroke Gold Plus awards – and six Target Elite Plus awards – for achievement of top benchmarks in quality patient care and outcomes according to evidence-based guidelines.
Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California’s stroke program is unique in that it offers patients an extensive continuum of care, from exceptional Emergency Department treatment to in-house acute rehabilitation.
To provide advanced, collaborative and comprehensive care for patients who have experienced a stroke, the Stroke Intervention Team—available 24/7—includes:
The team also relies on the excellent services of a dedicated TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) clinic, Dignity Health pharmacy and radiology departments, clinical research staff, and advanced technology.
With the support of Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California's state-of-the-art biplane angiography suites at Mercy General Hospital and Mercy San Juan Medical Center, patients receive immediate medical attention they need using today's most advanced tools. Learn more about our biplane angiography suites.
And through the Dignity Health Telemedicine Network Dignity Health Neurological Institute’s TeleStroke specialists offer potentially life-saving medical care to patients in regions without access to the advanced medical capabilities and expertise offered by Dignity Health Neurological Institute.
Clinical research helps to enhance our understanding of complex neurological conditions—which leads to groundbreaking advances in treatment. Through our well established clinical research program, Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California’s highly trained physicians and nurses have proudly participated in clinical research trials for more than 20 years, offering patients tomorrow’s treatment solutions today.
Join us for our Stroke Support group, led by a registered nurse.
2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
1:00 – 2 p.m. (excludes weeks of major holidays)
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Summit Orthopedics Building, Suite 200 6403 Coyle Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608
All are welcome, there is no cost to attend. Registration is not required. For more information, call 916.537.5177