When stroke happens, the right hospital can make a big difference. Scripps La Jolla recently earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and was designated a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center.
For patients, this means fast and effective care when you need it most. Scripps La Jolla is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and highly trained specialists who provide immediate diagnosis and stroke intervention — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Stroke is the nation’s third leading cause of death, affecting over 700,000 people each year. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds and someone dies of a stroke every 3.1 minutes.
Know the signs of stroke and get help FAST:
F – Facial droop, uneven smile
A – Arm (or leg) numbness or weakness
S – Slurred speech, difficulty speaking or understanding
T – Time to call 911
For more information about Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, or to find a physician who specializes in stroke care call 1-800-SCRIPPS.