Video: Stroke Center at UC San Diego Health Saves Young Father's Life
Stefan Reish suffered a stroke while driving, but was saved by the multidisciplinary team at UC San Diego Medical Center, a designated, Comprehensive Stroke Center providing state-of-the art care for complex stroke cases.
When a stroke happens, every minute matters.
The faster you are diagnosed and treated, the better the chances for recovery. That’s why the stroke center at UC San Diego Health is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, providing an immediate response from a team of specialty-trained experts.
Our stroke center at UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest was one of the first five certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the nation. In 2017, our Jacobs Medical Center facility in La Jolla also received the Comprehensive Stroke Center designaton, making UC San Diego the only health system in the county with two sites for comprehensive stroke care. Our physicians are internationally recognized as leaders and experts in the fields of stroke care, prevention and research.
In May 2017 we earned the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke
Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association / American
Stroke Association and was listed on their Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor
Roll. Learn more about our stroke quality and outcomes.
Warning Signs of Stroke
The signs of stroke and what to do:
F - Face drooping
Warning Signs & Risk Factors
A - Arm weakness
S - Speech difficulty
T - Time to call 911