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Comprehensive Stroke Program

Comprehensive Stroke Program
Patient Resources | Quality and Outcomes

Our Services

We provide primary and secondary stroke prevention and care for our patients based on the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association’s guidelines. We are committed to providing the latest acute stroke therapies with a multidisciplinary approach. We share our stroke prevention resources with our communities and provide stroke survivor/caregiver support.

Our medical center has maintained Advanced Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center from The Joint Commission since 2016 which authorizes our hospital team to perform advanced neuro-invasive procedures, and — for nine years in a row, a “Get With The Guidelines® —Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award” from the American Heart Association for consistently treating heart and stroke patients according to evidence-based treatment standards.

Our Neuroscience Center provides 24/7 specialized treatment of complex stroke and neurological disorders. We serve as a Northern California referral center of expertise for Kaiser Permanente members and the community.

These efforts have earned Kaiser Permanente’s Redwood City Hospital a prestigious Comprehensive Stroke Center certification since 2016, which is among the first 100 hospitals in the nation to achieve this certification from The Joint Commission.

Stroke Survivor Forums – open to all

The public is invited to join virtual stroke survivor forums. All for forums are free and virtual on Zoom. Check for future dates and registration required at pacificstrokeassociation.org/educational-forums.

Held in partnership with Pacific Stroke Association (PSA. Questions? Please contact: groups@psastroke.org.

Awards & Recognitions

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Recognized For High-Quality Stroke Care

Ken Dito, 85, of Daly City said he experienced exceptional care at the Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center after suffering a stroke earlier this year. Dito, a Bay Area radio sportscaster, said the quick action from his care team saved his life. Read more.

Teacher’s Life Saved During Double Health Crisis

A tumor followed by a stroke threatened Kathy Judkins’ life. Kaiser Permanente’s swift, integrated care saved it.  Read the story.

When Minutes Matter, Kaiser Permanente Excels

Every Kaiser Permanente Northern California medical center participates in a unique protocol called Stroke Express that enables physicians to rapidly diagnose strokes and administer medications quickly.  Like many people his age, Robert Taunton, 27, enjoys an active lifestyle. When he is not working as a project manager for a Richmond general contractor, he enjoys dirt biking, jet skiing, and tinkering with cars at his El Sobrante home. But Taunton is anything but typical when he had a stroke. Hear his story.

Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Named Comprehensive Stroke Center

A patient, Sonia Bains, shares her story of how she started having seizures and loss of coordination about two weeks after giving birth which led to a complex stroke. She credits her treatment and care at the Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Comprehensive Stroke Center for saving her life. See the photos and read the article.

Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Every year since 2010, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA) has recognized Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Redwood City with the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for use of evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®  (GWTG) program.

Our multi-disciplinary team in Redwood City includes emergency physicians, registered nurses with specialty training in stroke care, and neuro-ICU staff that are overseen by neurointensivists and 13 neurosurgeons. In our modern hospital, which opened in December 2014, we utilize state of the art diagnostic tools and surgical space. By concentrating these resources and knowledge, we can provide the most cutting edge stroke care.

View our Get With The Guidelines® quality of care status online at the American Heart Association’s public reporting website.

The highest level of complex stroke care and neurological conditions are also provided at our partner facility, Kaiser Permanente-Greater Sacramento Area. Visit their website to learn more about their services.