Stroke Care Center

Tri-City Medical Services

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High Quality Care with Excellent Patient Outcomes

GoldSeal_4colorTri-City Medical Center has again earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. This two-year certification was awarded in 2013 and again in 2015 because we demonstrated that our stroke care program follows national guidelines and standards that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

This means that Tri-City Medical Center’s Stroke Care Center is a Certified Primary Stroke Center and that we provide the highest quality care to our patients.

In addition, Tri-City was once again awarded the Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s ‘Get With the Guidelines’ program in 2017. Along with this recognition, Tri-City Medical Center has also been rewarded with the Target: Stroke Honor Roll for rapid response and treatment times for our stroke care. Our doctors and technicians adhere to these proven guidelines to give stroke patients the best chance for positive results.

Tri-City & American Heart Association

AHSA_LIW_ColorTri-City Medical Center has partnered with the American Heart Association to increase heart health awareness across the North County region. This partnership will allow much needed heart-healthy resources and education to be invested across North County, making it easier for families to live longer and healthier lives.

Stroke Facts – Did you know?

  • Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
  • Stroke can happen to anyone at any time.
  • There are nearly 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S.
  • Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke.
  • Nearly 2 million brain cells die each minute a stroke goes untreated.
  • About 185,00 strokes—nearly 1 of 4—are in people who have had a previous stroke.
  • In 2009, 34% of people hospitalized for stroke were less than 65 years old.

Clot Retrieval Treatment

Tri-City Medical Center also offers state of the art clot retrieval treatment by our Neuro-Interventional Radiology team. This technology allows doctors to pinpoint the exact location of blood clots and use drugs and/or mechanical tools to remove them.

  • Multidisciplinary stroke care
  • Rapid interpretation of brain scans
  • 24 hour support by neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists and other experts
  • Stroke-reversing treatments, including clot-dissolving drugs and clot retrieval procedures
  • Written Strict protocols for patient care and ongoing reporting
  • Stroke education for patients and loved ones
  • Good To Go driving program for stroke recovery
  • Neurologists
  • Stroke coordinator
  • National Institute of Health (NIH) certified stroke nurses
  • Stroke specialty care by physical, occupational, and speech therapists

Know the Signs of Stroke

FAST signs of stroke

Proud Partners of the NIH StrokeNet

NIH StrokeNet