Hoag Comprehensive Stroke Program

Hoag’s comprehensive Stroke Program is led by full-time neurohospitalists who specialize in advanced stroke management and intervention, and continue to develop best practice care pathways for optimal outcomes.
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The Stroke Program of Hoag’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute

Hoag is an Orange County Emergency Medical Services designated Stroke Neurology Receiving Center (SNRC) and one of the busiest stroke centers in the state with over a thousand cases each year. We utilize tool and an expert and experienced team armed with the latest tools for rapid diagnosis and stroke rescue. We have documented best of class outcomes for stroke patients.

Our integrated facilities include a 3D interventional suite, a Neuro Intensive Care Unit, a step down the Advanced Brain and spine Unit , and a post acute rehab all staffed with nurses experienced in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke. Nurse navigators, and psychological counselors are key support staff.

All emergency room patients enter the Stroke Protocol. In place since January 2008, that Code 20 provides patients an initial assessment, lab testing, and neuro imaging within 20 minutes of their arrival, guiding patient specific management.

Hoag’s Stroke Team conducts a monthly multidisciplinary case conference continually improve. Members of all disciplines—physicians, nurses and other medical personnel attend, and share information about innovative new therapies. The result: our outcomes ranking in the top five percent in the nation.

Certified Stroke Center

The DNV GL Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is given to esteemed hospitals that have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases from the initial and rapid diagnosis, advanced and state-of-the-art treatment, comprehensive rehabilitation program and community wide stroke education.

Hoag Stroke Treatment

Hoag is a comprehensively designated stroke center, ranking in the top five in the nation. Hoag is one of the busiest stroke centers in the state with a thousand cases each year. The key is getting treatment on time to prevent health complications.


Meet the Team

Our rapid response stroke team is comprised of emergency room physicians, neurologists, Interventional neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation clinicians, specialty-trained nurses and other crucial support staff. All patients are overseen by our full time on-site neurology hospitalists, the highest level of care possible anywhere.

American Heart Associate Stroke Elite Gold Award

Awards & Accreditations

Hoag has been awarded the Stroke Gold PLUS Performance Achievement Award by the American Stroke Association for twelve years in a row. In 2021, Hoag achieved the Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award and the new Target Stroke Honor Roll Advanced Therapy Award by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This new award recognizes the accomplishment of Door to Device Times of 90 minutes or less in 50% or more of all thrombectomy cases.

Healthgrades Stroke Care Award

Stroke Care Excellence Award

Hoag is consistently ranked among the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, which rated Hoag’s stroke services as high performing The departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery are among the hospital’s many nationally top ranked specialties. Hoag has received the Stroke Care Excellence Award from Healthgrades for superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke in 2021 and 2022. *Hoag Hospital Newport Beach was certified as a Primary Stroke Center in January 2009 and then certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare USA, Inc. in October 2016.

Commitment to Quality

The Hoag Stroke Program continually monitors and publicly reports the quality of care we provide our stroke patients. We benchmark our performance against more than 3500 hospitals that have shared over 7.8 million records in the American Heart / American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines: Stroke Registry.

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Everyone needs help at different times in life, so don’t hesitate to reach out to your care team at Hoag. We’ll help find fast answers to your questions before, during, and after your treatment.

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