When Every Second Counts
Dignity Health offers expert treatment for neurological conditions of the brain and nervous system. Our services include humankindness, always with the goal of healing.
When every second counts, you can be assured that at Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center, our experts focus on the rapid diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions. As a Los Angeles County Designated Comprehensive Stroke Center, our team is committed to improving stroke outcomes through a multifaceted approach of prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration into the community.
Certified Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center
The Joint Commission has awarded an advanced stroke certification for Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Centers (TSC) to Northridge Hospital. This means that our Stroke Center has met the rigorous standards for performing endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) and post-procedure care.
Recent studies have shown the effectiveness of EVT procedures and the ability to perform EVT allows patients to get to the right location as soon as possible. Considered the Gold Seal of Approval™, this certification demonstrates our commitment to excellence in stroke care. Our community can be assured that the quality care we provide is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.
Top Rated Stroke Care
The Stroke Center is nationally recognized for cardiac excellence by Healthgrades, a leading healthcare ratings organization.
- Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Stroke Care Excellence Award™
- Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Neurosciences Excellence Award™
- Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2019
- Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences in 2019
- Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2019
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 5 Years in a Row (2015-2019)
Additionally, Northridge Hospital is Accredited by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. As a Thrombectomy-Capable stroke center, Northridge Hospital Medical Center reports outcomes related to interventional procedures linked here.
Get With The Guidelines
Recently we were honored with the 2018 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and also qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. This award recognizes Northridge Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care by ensuring that our stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations.
Gold Plus Quality Achievement Recognition
Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for 2 consecutive calendar years. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated 75 percent compliance to (four out of ten heart failure quality measures or seven out of ten stroke quality measures) during the 12-month period.
Target: Stroke Honor Roll
Hospitals achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes in 50 percent or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
Spot a Stroke. Save a Life.In the event of a stroke, our Stroke Center experts respond swiftly to help minimize damage to the brain. In addition, we offer exceptional diagnostic tools to help prevent stroke, even for patients who are at high risk.
Using the new CoolGard Technology Northridge Hospital’s team of stroke experts bring a temperature down quicker, thus preserving brain tissue. Patient benefits include less complications; a quicker, more complete recovery; and a shorter hospital stay.
The Stroke Center offers exceptional diagnostic tools to help prevent stroke even for patients who are at risk due to birth defects, trauma, un-ruptured aneurysms and other serious conditions.
To help cope with issues surrounding stroke we offer a free Stroke Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers. For more information, please call 818.885.8500, ext. 4865.
The Stroke Rehabilitation Program at the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine is designed for patients who have had a Cerebrovascular Accident (Brain Attack). Most patients return home and are able to lead a relatively independent lifestyle.
The Program assists patients in regaining their highest level of function in communication, self-care, mobility and emotional well-being.
Learn More About Stroke Care at Northridge Hospital Medical Center
The Stroke Center offers advancements in treatment and rehabilitation, which have made it possible for many stroke patients to regain optimal function and quality of life. For more information about our Stroke Center, please call 818.885.8500, ext. 3675.