Our Regional Stroke Center...
is certified by the Joint commission as a Primary Stroke Center.
As the third leading cause of death in our country, stroke is a national and local epidemic:
- Every 45 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke.
- Every 3 minutes, someone dies from a stroke.
- Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability.
- In Oakland and Berkeley, the stroke death rate is higher than the national average.
Because of the widespread community need for fast and effective stroke treatment, Alta Bates Summit developed a Regional Stroke Center. Our Stroke Center is dedicated to quick response, advanced treatment and comprehensive rehabilitation services.
Primary Stroke Center Certification
The Joint Commission
Get With the Guidelines Stroke
Silver Performance Award – 2007
Gold Performance Award – 2008
Gold Sustained Performance Award – 2009
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
Five-Star Rated for the Treatment of Stroke – 2005 to 2009
Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for
Treatment of Stroke – 2008
Specialty Excellence Award™ for Stroke Care – 2007/2008
International Health and Medical Media Awards
Our Regional Stroke Center offers a full continuum of care and an interdisciplinary staff of experts. A team of neurologists led by our Medical Director, Dr. Brian Richardson, oversees our Primary Stroke Program with the assistance of our Nurse Stroke Coordinator.