Immediate, Life-Saving Stroke Care
Every 45 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. It’s the third leading cause of death and a major cause of disability. When stroke occurs, every second counts.
With five hospital locations throughout San Diego County, state-of-the-art technology and highly trained specialists who provide immediate diagnosis and stroke intervention, Scripps Health provides fast, effective care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Scripps is recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center
Scripps is one of the first health care systems in the U.S. to have a hospital designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association. As a certified comprehensive stroke center, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla can provide minimally invasive stroke treatments not available in many other hospitals. And stroke care is provided by an extensively trained staff of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventional and vascular surgeons, advanced practice stroke-trained nurses, and a full range of neuro-rehabilitation specialists.
In addition, our commitment to quality patient care earned us Primary Stroke Center designation at four of our hospital locations and accreditation by The Joint Commission, the gold standard for stroke care. Joint Commission certification demonstrates our commitment to stringent national quality standards designed to improve outcomes for stroke patients.
Expert care from diagnosis to rehabilitation
Our physicians, nurses and other medical staff are specially trained to recognize the signs of stroke and deliver immediate, expert care. Emergency room physicians, neurologists and neurointerventional surgeons quickly determine the nature of the stroke and provide proper treatment.
A multidisciplinary stroke rehabilitation team of physical, occupational and speech therapists, physicians, nurses and other rehabilitation professionals provide personalized care to help stroke patients return to independent living and activities.
From the moment a patient enters the emergency room through comprehensive rehabilitation and recovery, Scripps Health offers patients a full spectrum of individualized care.