Comprehensive Stroke Center

When Stroke Occurs, Every Minute Matters

Quick, accurate treatment for stroke patients is critical for preserving brain function and preventing death. From diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and research, St. Jude Medical Center is at the forefront of stroke care — giving our patients a better chance against this serious condition.

St. Jude Medical Center is nationally-recognized by The Joint Commission and American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, a designation that places us among an elite group of hospitals capable of treating even the most complex stroke and cerebrovascular conditions. Only a handful of hospitals in California have earned this designation.

This coveted honor distinguishes our expertise and outcomes as among the best in the nation – and highlights the skill and dedication of our physicians, surgeons, nurses, therapists and technologists. More importantly, it offers you the confidence of knowing there is no better place to receive care.

We take a compassionate and family-centered approach to patient care, keeping patients' loved ones informed of their medical status and progress, and involving family members in decision-making. For the last five years, our comprehensive care and the ability to deliver it rapidly have been recognized with awards such as the Gold Plus Award and Target Stroke Award for superior stroke care from the AHA and ASA — the highest honors given to recognize excellence among stroke centers.

St. Jude has also been designated a Stroke-Neurology Receiving Center for Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Our services include today’s best advances in emergency medicine, stroke neurology, interventional neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neurocritical care and neurorehabilitation.

We offer:

  • A stroke rapid response team, available around-the-clock to quickly evaluate and initiate treatment.
  • Immediate access to a state-of-the-art Neurointerventional Lab and fellowship-trained interventional neuroradiologists, allowing successful treatment through very small incisions – even in areas of the brain impossible to reach with open surgery.
  • Nationally-recognized and CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited stroke rehabilitation services, including one of the most comprehensive and innovative lists of services in California.
  • One of the nation’s most advanced neurosurgery “smart” suites, combining intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) with sophisticated surgical navigation.
  • Expert critical care, featuring Southern California’s largest team of Intensivists board certified in Neurocritical Care as well as highly-trained nurses experienced in monitoring and managing the effects of stroke.
  • Ongoing research and clinical studies, allowing our patients to benefit from new advances and breakthroughs.

To learn more about St. Jude’s Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, please call (714) 446-5196.

St. Jude's Stroke Center has been recognized by:

  • The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, meeting stringent national quality standards for significantly improving outcomes for stroke patients.
  • Orange County and Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services as a designated Stroke-Neurology Receiving Center.
  • The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Quality Achievement Award for 2016

  • CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), which ensures our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs meet the nation's highest standards.

St. Jude's Stroke Center Quality Outcomes

Carotid Arterial Stenting (CAS)

CMS and Joint Commission

Stroke and Comprehensive Stroke Measures

September 2015 - August 2016
St. Jude Medical Center Rate

30-Day Stroke Rate following symptomatic CAS

0%

30-Day Stroke Rate following asymptomatic CAS

0%

30-Day Death Rate following symptomatic CAS

0%

30-Day Death Rate following symptomatic CAS

0%

Carotid Endarterectomy (CED)

CMS and Joint Commission

Stroke and Comprehensive Stroke Measures

September 2015 - August 2016
St. Jude Medical Center Rate

30-Day Stroke Rate following symptomatic CED

0%

30-Day Stroke Rate following asymptomatic CED

0%

30-Day Death Rate following symptomatic CED

0%

30-Day Death Rate following asymptomatic CED

0%

CMS and Joint Commission Measures

CMS and Joint Commission

Stroke and Comprehensive Stroke Measures

September 2015 - August 2016

St. Jude Medical Center Rate

STK-1: VTE Prophylaxis

97.9%

STK-2: Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy

99.3%

STK-3: Pts w/ A-Fib receiving Anticoagulation Therapy

96%

STK-4: Thrombolytic Therapy Administered

100%

STK-5: Antithrombotic Therapy by End of Hospital Day 2

100%

STK-6: Discharged on Statin Therapy

95.8%

STK-8: Stroke Education

91.3%

STK-10: Assessed for Rehabilitation

99.6%

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