Stroke Care in Southern California
Our Stroke Team is On-Call & Ready to Act Fast
The first few minutes of a stroke are the most important, and when you
or someone you love is having one you cannot afford to hesitate. Stroke
is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, partly because
people do not always have fast access to treatment. The Methodist Hospital
Stroke Care Center provides the people of LA County with close proximity
to highly skilled stroke treatment experts. Our team is on call 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week and ready to locate the cause of the stroke and remove
the blood clot or stop the bleeding. We utilize minimally invasive emergency
procedures that do not require long prep time and drastically improve
the patient's chances of survival.
Be ready to call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest stroke if you or a loved one
experience the following warning signs:
- One side of the face starts to droop
- Numb feeling in the arms
- Inability to raise arms without shaking
- Slurred speech
- Sudden blurred vision in one or both eyes
In you encounter any of the above dial 9-1-1 immediately. Do not attempt
to drive to the hospital yourself unless you are unable to contact an operator.
Recovering from a Stroke
Strokes often result in temporary or permanent disability, the treatment
a patient receives during and after a stroke play a big role in this.
Methodist Hospital has been accredited by the Joint Commission as an Advanced
Primary Stroke Center. Our interventional radiologist, Medical Director
KC Tan, MD, is one of the few physicians in the country trained in both
neuro-interventional and vascular interventional radiology. Strokes are
a condition of brain blood vessels, giving Dr. Tan a distinct advantage
in diagnosing and treating them.
Methodist Hospital has also been recognized with a "Get With The Guidelines
- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award" by the American Heart
Association and the American Stroke Association. This means that the hospital
has met stringent AHA guidelines "to improve quality of patient care
and outcomes" for stroke patients. We realize this is a scary event
for both patients and victims-know that when you are treated for stroke
at our hospital you are receiving some of the best care the United States
has to offer.
For more information on our Stroke Program, contact our team directly at