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 stroke care

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?
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