Comprehensive Stroke Center

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Outstanding care for complex stroke conditions

Comprehensive Stroke Certification LogoEvery 40 seconds someone has a stroke. For patients and their families, it can be a scary and confusing time. At Kaiser Permanente, our highly-trained physicians and specialists work as a team to care for patients and their families.

Our unique, integrated structure allows our team of clinicians to be involved in a patient’s care from hospitalization to treatment and rehabilitation.

Our Sacramento Medical Center was recently named a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, a not-for-profit that accredits health care organizations and programs in the U.S. To qualify, a hospital must demonstrate the highest standards for the most complex cases, including:

  • a dedicated stroke-focused program
  • staffing by qualified medical professionals trained in stroke care
  • individualized care to meet stroke patients’ needs
  • patient involvement in their hospital care
  • coordination of post-discharge patient
  • as well as other elements of care essential to supporting better stroke patient outcomes

To our hospital team, achieving Comprehensive Stroke Center certification is a source of pride. To our members and patients, it’s reassurance that the resources and expertise to treat the most difficult stroke cases will be ready and waiting when needed, 24/7.

The stroke and neuroscience specialists based at our Sacramento Medical Center lead the way in providing diagnosis and treatment for neurological diseases and complex conditions of the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system. Our center, which includes specialists at our Roseville and South Sacramento Medical Centers, is the largest and most comprehensive in the greater Sacramento region and serves as a referral center for Northern California.

About The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.