Stroke is the nation’s leading cause of adult disability and can take a tremendous toll on your physical and emotional health. At the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, we provide expert emergency stroke care using advanced imaging technology to quickly and accurately diagnose a stroke and determine the best treatment approach:
- 87% of our Acute Ischemic Stroke patients eligible for treatment received a thrombolytic medication within 45 of arrival to Sutter Medical Center Sacramento.
- For our acute stroke patients undergoing thrombectomy treatment, 82% of our patients had substantial cerebral reperfusion restored with lower rates of complications compared to the national benchmarks.
Our highly experienced team strives to provide the most innovative and sophisticated care possible to you and your family in a warm, caring environment.
Certified Comprehensive Stroke program has earned:
- The Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission:
- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award 2020, 2021, and 2022 from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with The Guidelines® program.
- Target Stroke Honor Role Elite
- Advanced Therapy
We offer a full range of advanced stroke care services including:
- Advanced imaging technology to quickly and accurately diagnose a stroke and determine the best treatment approach.
- Access to surgeons skilled at using microsurgery to clip aneurysms, and interventional neuroradiologists who can treat aneurysms through endovascular coiling techniques.
- Continuous monitoring of stroke patients, as well as full-service intensive care units for patients requiring a higher level of care.
- Access to clot-dissolving medications, antithrombotics and anticoagulation therapies.
- Use of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery technology to treat arteriovenous malformations causing hemorrhagic stroke.
- Advanced stroke rehabilitation, including outpatient services and CARF-accredited acute inpatient rehabilitation at the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute in Roseville.
- Access to clinical trials at the Sutter Institute for Medical Research to test new diagnostic tools, medications, medical devices and prevention strategies for stroke.
- Community stroke education and screening programs to stop strokes before they occur.
- Stroke support groups, smoking cessation classes and other support services are also offered with the goal of helping patients achieve a positive outcome.
Stroke Care and Recovery
Quick treatment and a clear path to recovery can mean all the difference after a stroke. Our Continuum of Care Infographic (PDF) illustrates the potential paths of recovery most patients face when first receiving care and recovering from a stroke.