Code Stroke Program
Huntington Hospital’s stroke program is distinguished as a certified primary stroke program by The Joint Commission, the foremost accrediting body in healthcare in the United States. This designation is awarded to select programs that pass a rigorous on-site review and a thorough, on site examination of the program. The certification recognizes the hospital’s commitment to following national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. Huntington Hospital’s stroke program is also an approved stroke program for Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services “Code Stroke.”
Because time is critical in the race to save brain function during an acute ischemic stroke, at Huntington Hospital a "Code Stroke" response team is ready 24-hours-a-day to quickly evaluate patients and initiate interventions. This innovative process brings together a team of highly-trained neurologists, neuroradiologists, vascular neurologists and interventionalists who specialize in stroke diagnosis and treatment with emergency department physicians and staff, ensuring the most appropriate treatment is initiated as quickly as possible.