Primary Stroke Centers
All eight HCA Far West hospitals are designated as Primary Stroke Centers. We are committed to providing the highest level of stroke care available to our patients throughout the communities we serve.
Comprehensive Stroke Centers
Our hospitals are among the first in the country to earn Comprehensive Stroke Center designation—the highest level of advanced stroke care certification designated by the Joint Commission. To receive this distinction, a hospital must provide a full spectrum of neuroscience-related care, including the latest in detection, treatment and rehabilitation for stroke patients.
The following Far West hospitals are Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers:
- Good Samaritan Hospital
- Regional Medical Center
- Los Robles Regional Medical Center
- Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
About 795,000 Americans each year suffer a new or repeated stroke, according to the American Stroke Association. That means, on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Stroke kills more than 137,000 people a year. That's about one of every 18 deaths. It's the number five cause of death. On average, every four minutes someone dies of stroke.
Stroke Symptoms and Warning Signs
It’s important to remember the risk factors and warning signs for a stroke. It could help you to save a life.
Know the warning signs of a stroke by remembering to spot a stroke F.A.S.T.:
F = Face
Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A = Arm
Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S = Speech
Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred?
T = Time
If you observe any of these signs, it's time to call 9-1-1and ask to be transported to the nearest stroke hospital.
Stroke Center Network
The following hospitals are Comprehensive Stroke Centers:
Los Robles Regional Medical Center
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
The following hospitals are Advanced Primary Stroke Centers:
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
Riverside Community Hospital