Corona Regional's Advanced Primary Stroke Center
About 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, according to the American Heart Association. The association reports that stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading preventable cause of disability. Stroke occurs when a blocked or ruptured artery prevents blood from reaching the brain, suffocating brain cells. It’s imperative to find immediate care the moment a person suffers a stroke. Every second you save makes a big difference in their care and survival. That’s why the medical professionals at Corona Regional Medical Center treat stroke victims with the same urgency as a heart attack.
A Partnership in the Fight Against Stroke
The hospital’s affiliation with UC Irvine Health gives patients more access to specialized stroke care and advanced technologies. Corona Regional is home to a Telestroke program in which patients receive remote care from UC Irvine’s highly trained neurologists without making the hour-long drive. This technology enables stroke specialists to diagnose and treat patients at their bedside in Corona.
Advanced Primary Stroke Center
Our enhanced developments in stroke care earned us The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association's Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification. During EMS transport, stroke victims in close proximity to the hospital have better access to immediate care. Patients can expect prompt treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from Corona Regional’s Stroke Response Team that includes:
- Emergency physicians
- Emergency nurses
- Intensive care unit nurses
- UC Irvine neurologists
- Emergency technicians
- X-ray technicians
- Electrocardiogram technicians
- Computerized tomography technicians
Our goal at Corona Regional is to transform stroke care by offering quality treatment, such as the clot-busting drug tPA, and taking a team-based approach. By providing educational training courses, every staff member and support provider can further their proficiency in treating and diagnosing stroke cases. This can give patients a greater chance at a positive outcome.
Patient Story: Treatment for Stroke at Corona Regional Medical Center
Robin Gardner suffered a stroke while riding her bike on Thanksgiving. Learn how the treatment for stroke provided to her at Corona Regional Medical Center helped her have a full recovery and regain all of her skills.