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April 25, 2019

Thrombectomy For Treating Severe Strokes, All Hospitals Aren’t Equal

by Guest Author

A Wall Street Journal article reports about a revolutionary procedure called thrombectomy which can treat severe strokes, but most hospitals in the U.S. don’t perform it. Dr. Jason Tarpley's 2017 research is cited and states that stroke patients taken directly to a thrombectomy-capable hospital are five times less likely to be disabled or die.

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June 15, 2018

Stroke Care In the South Bay: “Take Me to Little Company of Mary”

by Zara Jethani

As the first Comprehensive Stroke Center in the South Bay, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance has put together an unbeatable team to save patients. Read this heart-warming story about the first patient to be taken to LCM after a change in paramedic routing protocol. Any patients with suspected large vessel occlusions must now be taken directly to a stroke center with 
clot removal capabilities rather than primary stroke centers.

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June 30, 2016

Excellence in Stroke Care: A New Stroke Center in Santa Monica (Part 1 of 2)

by Zara Jethani

We are excited to announce that Providence Saint John’s Health Center has received certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission. This distinction is awarded to centers that make exceptional efforts to achieve better outcomes for their stroke patients. Directors, Jason Tarpley, MD,...

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October 15, 2017

What You Should Know About Stroke and Aneurysm Treatment

by Zara Jethani

Stroke and brain aneurysm are emergencies and a patient should be rushed to the ER for immediate treatment. Find out what you need to know about treatment.

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October 23, 2018

Finally A Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in Your Neighborhood 

by Steven Augustine

Good news for Santa Monica! Providence Saint John’s has been certified as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) by the Joint Commission. Providence Saint John's Health Center (PSJHC) is the first center to receive this level of designation in LA County, and also serves as a comprehensive stroke system for LA County EMS.

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November 1, 2016

Telestroke Program: Faster Stroke Response

by Zara Jethani

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Recent strides in neurological services at Providence Saint John’s Health Center mean more patients than ever with stroke and aneurysm are regaining all or some function related to speech,...

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May 7, 2019

John Singleton: What Causes a Stroke?

by Guest Author

Director, John Singleton’s death from a stroke at the age of 51 shocked and saddened fans and celebrities. Dr. Jason Tarpley talks about causes. Read more.

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July 1, 2016

Excellence in Stroke Care: A New Stroke Center in Santa Monica (Part 2 of 2)

by Zara Jethani

Interview by Renee Ovando, RN Throughout the process of becoming a primary stroke center, we have collaborated with Captain Matthew Hill of the Santa Monica Fire Department Emergency Medical Services (SMFD EMS) and Paramedic Program. He is a strong supporter of Providence Saint John Health Center‘s stroke center...

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July 4, 2018

Stroke Team Champions Education at 2018 Palisades Will Rogers 5K & 10K Run

by Steven Augustine

Stroke remains a mystery to the majority of this otherwise very well-informed community. Stroke team champions from Pacific Neuroscience Institute and Providence Saint John's Health Center came out to participate and educate at the 41st Annual Will Rogers 5K & 10K Run on July 4, 2018. Find out how to spot a stroke quickly and save a life.

May 8, 2017

Stroke Awareness Month: May 2017

by Jason Tarpley

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is preventable. Identifying risk factors that contribute can help reduce the likelihood of having a stroke. Read more.

Last updated: August 2nd, 2019