St. John Health provides early identification and treatment of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
St. John Providence Health System hospitals have the ability to use t-PA, a clot buster medication, to treat acute stroke.
In addition, St. John Hospital has established a Stroke Center for monitoring the care delivered to stroke patients, and ensuring that it is provided in a timely manner.
At St. John Hospital, stroke care is provided by a board-certified, or board qualified physician with special expertise in caring for the acute stoke patient as well as other healthcare professionals which may include: a registered nurse, physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner, who have experience in caring for the acute stroke patient. All of our Emergency Department personnel have been trained regarding the diagnosis and treatment of all types of acute stroke, including tPA in acute ischemic stroke.
Patient and Family Support
Stroke Support Group
For stroke patients and their family members, this group provides an opportunity for socialization and education. The group meets monthly at St. John Hospital. For more information call 1-888-440-7325, weekdays.
The American Stroke Association's Stroke Family Support Network offers multiple services for stroke survivors and their families. If you call 1-888-4-STROKE (478-7653) and ask for the Stroke Family Support Network, they can help you find a stroke support group in your area.
For more information on stroke care and research, visit The Internet Stroke Center, sponsored by the Washington University in St. Louis.
St. John Home Care offers extensive home care for stroke patients. Skilled nurses visit patients in their homes to assist with teaching, medication observation, assessment of home adaptive equipment and other skilled care such as catheter changes, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy. Home health aides may visit to assist with personal care such as bathing and meals. Respite care is available as well as companion services. Social workers are also available for home visits to offer psychosocial assistance and support. For more information, please call St. John Home Care at 1-800-248-2298.
St. John Hospital and Medical Center is a Member of the American Heart Association Coalition Metro Area Stroke Task Force.