Primary Stroke Center

The most advanced Stroke Care, available when you need it most.

Our Commitment to Stroke Care

After a stroke, every second counts. Strokes happen when a clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain or when a blood vessel bursts. Without a constant blood supply, brain cells quickly die. In fact, nearly 2 million brain cells are lost every minute after a stroke starts. According to The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Stroke is a major concern for the community, which is why Memorial Hospital of Gardena has made a significant investment in stroke care. What inspires us, however, are the citizens of Gardena. We believe strongly that it is our duty to offer quality, compassionate, state-of-the-art stroke care to our community. In March 2017, we became the first certified stroke center in Gardena. The Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that certifies health care programs and services around the United States, as well as The American Stroke Association, a division of The American Heart Association, recognized us with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Our highly qualified team of professionals has extensive stroke training with the tools and expertise necessary to provide life-saving care. We are proud to have been the first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center in Gardena.

World-Class Care Close to Home

At Memorial Hospital of Gardena, we are dedicated to providing high-quality stroke care and improving the health of our community. It’s comforting to know that your community hospital has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center by both The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association. This certification signifies that we have a highly qualified team of health care professionals with the tools and expertise necessary to provide life-saving critical care when exhibiting the signs and symptoms of a stroke.

  • Highly-skilled health care professionals with extensive stroke training
    Our list of professionals includes Emergency Room Physicians with specialized training in Stroke Care, Board-Certified Vascular Neurologists and Neurocritical care Physicians.
  • Access to minimally invasive stroke care
    We provide our patients with access to the latest clot retrieval techniques, clot-busting medications, and life-saving neurosurgical procedures.
  • Teleneurology partnership forged with Keck Medicine of USC
    MHG has partnered with the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and the Cedars-Sinai Neurosciences Department to make sure our patients have access to the latest technology and expertise. This partnership allows our doctors, nurses and patients to interact via video connection directly with the world-renowned physicians at the Keck School of Medicine of USC for critical, life-saving care.
  • Integrated Video Remote Interpretation (VRI) Services to perform multiple-specialty sessions and telestroke examinations
    Thanks to our partnership with the Language Access Network, MHG now has the ability to perform telestroke examinations in over 250 languages, including American Sign Language. With the Carenection platform, which supports multiple specialty sessions, all this is available at the push of a button.
  • Certified by The Joint Commission and American Heart Association as a Primary Stroke Center
    The criteria for certification includes stroke education, participation in research, access to advanced imaging technology and demonstration of application and compliance with clinical practice guidelines for Primary Stroke Centers. ​
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Primary Stroke Center Certification