Achieving optimum patient recovery
In partnership with USC’s Department of Neurology at the prestigious Keck School of Medicine, Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital’s Stroke Program provides patients access to highly specialized neurointerventional procedures and neurosurgery.
A stroke is an emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Sometimes called a “brain attack,” a stroke most often occurs when a blocked or reputed blood vessel causes a sudden loss of blood flow to the brain. It results in rapid death of brain cells and impairment to the parts of the body those brain cells control. It can even result in death.
Recently awarded Primary Stroke Certification by The Joint Commission, Glendale Memorial meets specific criteria and core clinical performance measures specific to accurately diagnosing and treating stroke patients.
The staff consists of a multidisciplinary team of experts: neurologists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, nurse practitioners, and specialists. We deliver coordinated care from stroke prevention and acute stroke treatment to rehabilitation services. The program achieves optimum patient recovery through:
- Administering intravenous rt-PA, carotid stenting, carotid endarterectomy and craniotomy;
- Treating transient ischemic attack (TIA), carotid disease, ischemic stroke, and hemorrhagic stroke;
- Assisting in disease management, risk reduction, and physical, occupational and speech therapy.
- Providing continued education and resources through a community of stroke survivors and their families. Learn how to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke and live active, satisfying lives through our Stroke Support Group.
Based on Healthgrades 2014 ratings, our hospital is a five-star recipient for Treatment of Stroke. Additionally, we recently received over half a million dollars by the UniHealth Foundation to support the launch and sustainability of an enhanced care coordination program designed to prevent secondary stroke. We've also been designated as a primary stroke center by The Joint Commission and we're an EMS designated stroke center.
Act F.A.S.T. to help identify symptoms of a stroke. Seconds do matter when it comes to getting immediate treatment for stroke. If you feel you or a loved one may be having a stroke call 911 immediately. Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of disability, affecting approximately 795,000 people each year, experiencing a new or recurrent stroke. Stroke can happen at any age – 25% of strokes occur in the pre-retirement population before the age of 65.
Learn new information, resources, and strategies for stroke survivors and their families to live active, satisfying lives. Learn how to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke and build new confidence.