Comprehensive Stroke Center
Good Samaritan Hospital treats nearly 600 stroke patients per year, one
of the highest volumes in the county.
As one of the nation’s first Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive
Stroke Centers, Good Samaritan has the
sophisticated technology and highly trained staff to offer stroke patients a wide range of leading
edge treatments based on their condition. As a result, more and more stroke
patients are turning to Good Samaritan Hospital.
Stroke Team of board certified physicians, accredited nurses, and other experts are
available 24/7. Trained and experienced at working together, team members
know the importance of fast action. As soon as a
Stroke Alert is called, many are immediately available in the Emergency Department,
working with EMS personnel in the field and ready to swing into action
as soon as the patient arrives.
Good Samaritan’s stroke program is recognized by the American Heart
Association and American Stroke Association for quality of patient care
and outcomes. We consistently meet or exceed recommended time-to-intravenous-thrombolytic-therapy
benchmarks for acute ischemic stroke patients.
Advanced Stroke Care
The Community’s Stroke Care Leader
As the South Bay’s stroke care leader, we were the first community-based
hospital in the county to give intravenous (IV) thrombolytic therapy to
restore circulation to the brain and prevent further damage. We were also
first in the county to earn the prestigious Comprehensive Stroke Center
At Good Samaritan, we conduct clinical trials for new and emerging treatments
for stroke. This gives our patients access to leading edge treatments
which can be offered in conjunction with standards of care. Some treatments
for which we previously conducted trials are now FDA approved and available
to the general population.
To find a doctor specializing in stroke care and treatment, or to talk
to a nurse about stroke symptoms, call our 24-hour Consult-A-Nurse®
toll-free line at (888) 724-2DOC (2362).
Our Stroke Team
Harmeet Sachdev, MD
Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Reza Malek, MD
Medical Director, Neurointerventional Radiology
Kenneth Blumenfeld, MD
Medical Director, Neurosciences
Baldev Singh, MD
Medical Director, NSICU
Anup Singh, MD
Medical Director, Radiology
Director, Stroke Program: Joe Lotsko, RN, MSN, Ed.
Neurointerventional and Research Coordinator: Ursula Tolley, RN
Stroke Coordinator: Cathi Senter, RN
Neuroscience Nurse Practitioner: Audrey Paulson
Stroke Support Groups
Never Give Up! 3rd Wednesday at 2:00pm
Young Adult Stroke Survivor Group 2nd Thursday at 4:00pm
Different Strokes for Different Folks 2nd Tuesday at 2:00pm
All Are Free! Call (408) 358-5687