Comprehensive Stroke Center
The Good Samaritan Hospital Difference
Every moment counts when someone suffers a stroke. Often called “brain attack,” stroke can lead to significant
physical and mental disabilities and even death if it is not treated rapidly
after its initial onset.
But here is the good news: Good Samaritan Hospital is a certified Comprehensive
Stroke Center. This means Good Samaritan Hospital has one of the highest
levels of competence for the treatment of a serious stroke event. The
hospital is also designated by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical
Services Agency as one of five centers in the County for comprehensive
Good Samaritan Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center partners with
the Neuroscience Center at USC-Keck School of Medicine, offering a wide
range of neurosurgical, neurological, neuro-interventional, and rehabilitative
treatment. In addition, Good Samaritan Hospital has been consistently
named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission,
the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
Strokes can strike with little warning in people of any age although it
is most common in adults. We have created this brochure to help you understand
the signs, symptoms and steps to take in the event that you or a loved
one suffers a stroke.
And remember: the most advanced care for stroke is right here in your neighborhood
at Good Samaritan Hospital.
What is a Stroke?
What Are the Signs of a Stroke?
What Causes Stroke?
What Are the Risk Factors for Stroke?
How is a Stroke Diagnosed?
What Are the Treatments for Stroke?
Are There After-Effects of a Stroke?
A Team Approach to State-of-the Art Care