Overview

St. Louise Regional Hospital was the first hospital in the Bay Area to achieve Joint Commission certification as Primary Stroke Center using a telemedicine program, giving us a depth expertise to ensure you get the best treatment possible.

Telemedicine uses high-definition cameras and videoconferencing technology to connect patients with offsite stroke specialists. When you come to the St. Louise emergency department with stroke symptoms, you will see a neurologist through videoconference immediately so emergency room physicians can provide quick, effective treatment.

Advantages of receiving stroke treatment at St. Louise include:

  • Faster treatment: The teleneurology program at St. Louise offers a faster response than waiting to see an on-site or on-call neurologist at another hospital. Our program provides 24-hour coverage for the emergency department and hospitalized patients.
  • Award-winning stroke care: Our Stroke program received the Gold Plus, Get With the Guidelines award from the American Stroke Association. The Joint Commission has also certified our Stroke program. These awards recognize our ​commitment to rapid, effective care and improved patient outcomes.
  • Highly skilled team: Our teleneurology program provides 24/7 access to board-certified neurologists who specialize in acute stroke. St. Louise’s experienced team of physicians work closely with these experts to provide rapid stroke treatment.


 

WHAT IS A STROKE?

A stroke occurs when blood vessels in the brain clog (ischemic stroke) or burst (hemorrhagic stroke). During a stroke, time is crucial because every minute increases your chance of permanent brain damage.

Call 911 immediately if you experience any of these warning signs of a stroke:

  • Weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg
  • Uneven smile
  • Sudden confusion
  • Slurred speech or trouble understanding
  • Difficulty seeing in one or both eyes
  • Problems walking, dizziness or loss of coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

  

Contact Us

For more information about our teleneurology program, call the St. Louise stroke coordinator at (408) 848-8607.



Additional Resources

Learn more about strokes and what causes them, or get more information from the American Stroke Association .



Did You Know

Teleneurology uses high-definition cameras and a secure telemedicine platform to provide 24/7 access to board-certified stroke specialists. Seeing a stroke specialist through our teleneurology program is faster than having to see a neurologist onsite or on-call.