Stroke Care Quality and Outcomes

Expert Stroke Care Makes A Difference

Joint Commission SealOur Stroke Center earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval in 2004 and became the first primary stroke center in San Diego County.

We were the first medical center in San Diego to achieve The Joint Commission's Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification. This certification reflects our ability to provide the most advanced treatments for the most serious types of strokes. Our primary and comprehensive stroke certifications demonstrate that UC San Diego Health provides the full complement of available services and technologies to meet the needs of stroke patients, while complying with national standards that improve patient outcomes.

UC San Diego Health has earned the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association and is listed on their Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll. Both distinctions recognize our commitment to excellence in care for stroke patients and our ability to rapidly provide lifesaving cures to patients after a stroke.

Types of Stroke Treated

The chart below compares the percentage of patients treated for each type of stroke at UC San Diego Health and locally in San Diego County. UC San Diego Health treats the most severe stroke cases and cares for a larger share of patients with bleeding in the brain than most other centers in the community.

types of stroke chart

Read more about ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke.

Appointments & Referrals

Stroke Center Locations


La Jolla

Rancho Bernardo

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