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About Our Program

Timing is Everything

That's why it's important to remember to act FAST

If you suspect that you or someone you are with is experiencing a stroke, don't wait - call 911!

Learn about stroke symptoms by clicking here.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability. When a stroke occurs, you need immediate, expert care—and you'll find it at St. Jude Medical Center.

Our highly trained physicians, nurses, therapists and staff members offer exceptional stroke care, from diagnosis to intervention to rehabilitation, as well as preventative education and health screenings. Our comprehensive Stroke Program includes:

  • Emergency Services, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—responding immediately when a stroke is suspected, with evidence-based protocols established by the American Stroke Association.
  • The latest technology, testing and interventions used to rapidly diagnose and treat a stroke.
  • Physician specialists, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, neuro intervention radiologists and physiatrists.
  • Specialized Stroke and Critical Care Units, with nurses trained in monitoring, treating, and managing the effects of stroke.
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation, which provides comprehensive care by highly trained nurses and therapists.
  • An accredited Stroke Specialty Program, which provides ongoing care by physical, occupational, and speech therapists after discharge from the hospital.
  • Education and health screening programs to help reduce the incidence of stroke in the community.

To learn more about our program call (714) 446-5196.

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

  • The Joint Commission, as a Primary Stroke Center, meeting stringent national quality standards for significantly improving outcomes for stroke patients.
  • Orange and Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services as a designated Stroke Receiving Center.
  • The American Stroke Association with its Get with the Guidelines™, Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award 2010-2014.
  • 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 Program Quality Outcomes:

  • Target Stroke Honor Roll Achievement for 2014 - Time from hospital arrival to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy administration in 60 minutes or less.
  • Carotid Arterial Stenting 30 day post-procedure death and stroke rate = 0%
  • Endarterectomy 30 day post-procedure death and stroke rate = 0%