Stroke Care

Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

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If you or a loved one suffers a stroke, it’s crucial to get to the right hospital immediately. With stroke, time lost is brain lost, and every minute is crucial for the best outcome.

Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is a Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission and has received two awards from the American Heart Association: the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus with Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, and the Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Gold Plus Award. 

 The awards recognize the hospital for demonstrating commitment to quality patient care by following the most current research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke.

Multidisciplinary Stroke Team

The Stroke team at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital cohesively work together to improve outcomes and consists of the following:

  • Neurologists
  • Neurocritical Care Physicians
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurovascular Surgeons
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nursing
  • Neuro Radiology
  • Neuro Rehabilitation

Comprehensive Stroke Program

Cottage Health stroke program provides the following key features which are typically offered only in large academic medical centers:

  • Comprehensive multi-disciplinary team approach to care
  • Neuroendovascular surgeon
  • Critical care neuro-intensivist
  • Stroke interventions such as clot retrieval and intra-arterial thrombolytic therapy
  • Resource for emotional support for families
  • Community education on stroke prevention

Outcome Data

Stroke Interventional Procedures Outcomes 2018-2019  
Aneurysm Repair Procedures Mortality Rate 0%
Carotid Endarterectomy Procedures Mortality Rate 0%


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