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Certified Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center

It takes a brain to save a mind.

Seconds matter when it comes to getting immediate treatment in the case of stroke. Glendale Memorial's Stroke Program can help quickly diagnose and treat a stroke.

Hear From Our Patients

Nick Reed suffered from a stroke that went undetected for 72 hours until he arrived at Glendale Memorial. Life-saving measures were performed to get him back on his feet and reunited with his family. Watch the video above to learn more about his miraculous story.


Comprehensive Stroke Care

When every second counts, you can be assured that at Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital, our experts focus on the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke. As a certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center and a High Performing Hospital in Stroke, our team is committed to improving stroke outcomes through a multifaceted approach of prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration into the community. Designated as Comprehensive Stroke Certified by LA County, our team works together to deliver exceptional care with a warm, personalized approach.

What is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or when a blood vessel breaks and stops blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die, causing damage to the brain. Every stroke is different and the severity is largely dependent upon the area of the brain affected and the length of time that area was without oxygen. Learn More

Types of Stroke

There are three types of stroke:

  • Ischemic strokes are the most common type. They are caused when blood vessels leading to the brain become blocked, preventing oxygen from reaching the brain.
  • Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are indicators of a high risk for stroke. In a TIA, the blood clot occurs for a short time and resolves itself. Although TIAs are temporary, they are strong indicators of a possible major stroke.
  • Hemorrhagic strokes occur when blood vessels in or around the brain break.

Act F.A.S.T.

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.

Our Services

  • Immediate access to neurologists specializing in stroke care within minutes of arrival in our ER
  • Neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, neurocritical care specialists, neuroradiologists, and anesthesiologists
  • Dedicated stroke nurse practitioners
  • An acute stroke team
  • Staff receive special training to care for stroke patients
  • Inpatient & Outpatient Acute Rehabilitation Program

Patient Recovery

Recently awarded with a Thrombectomy-Capable 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. 

Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction (TICI) Scale

The thrombolysis in cerebral infarction (TICI) scale is a widely used scoring system to evaluate the response of thrombolytic therapy for ischemic stroke. Learn More


Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center - 100%


All California Hospitals - 84.3%


Los Angeles County - 89.2%

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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.

Fore more information about the Stroke Program, call (818) 502-4557 or use our online feature, Find a Doctor.