Time is precious when someone suffers a stroke. In many cases, the right medications delivered in those first few hours can mean full and timely recovering. Emergency Departments
at Providence Medical Centers Holy Cross, Little Company of Mary San Pedro, Little Company of Mary Torrance, Saint Joseph, and Tarzana are designated as Advanced Primary Stroke Centers, meaning physicians and nurses are on hand around-the-clock to quickly diagnose and treat stroke patients.
Our Neurology teams also treat spinal injuries and manage movement disorders, in some cases offering leading-edge treatments such as deep brain stimulation to manage symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and other neurologic diseases. Initial treatment begins a continuum of care that includes the Providence brand of quality and compassionate care and includes inpatient and follow-up therapy as well as support.
Providence is on the leading edge of stroke care. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
hosts a Telestroke Networ
k, allowing our experts to communicate via robot with patients and their families at other hospitals in the San Fernando Valley, including Providence Tarzana Medical Center
. A physician can virtually diagnose and treat patients from miles away, sharing expertise that saves lives.
Providence Tarzana was one of the first hospitals in the area to master carotid artery stenting, a minimally invasive treatment that opens the artery with the goal of preventing stroke. The stent, a small mesh tube, is maneuvered to wedge the artery open, improving blood flow to the brain.
At Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
, our ICU team developed a program to get patients reliant on ventilators on their feet walking. Typically, these patients are sedated, but we’ve found that in some cases, we can enhance the healing process by welcoming innovative ideas.
And at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro
, our Center for Optimal Aging provides our aging stroke patients and their caregivers with guidance to manage life at home. The hospital’s Sub-Acute Center
provides the highest level of quality and compassionate care for longer-term inpatient care for those who have suffered strokes or other neurological events.