Comprehensive Stroke Center- Certified

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: Tony Fitzgerald, RN
Stroke Coordinator: Cathi Senter, RN
Neuroscience Nurse Practitioner : Audrey Paulson

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Stroke Support Groups:

Never Give Up!
3rd Wednesday @ 2 p.m.
Young Adult Stroke Survivor Group
2nd Thursday @ 4 p.m.
Different Strokes for Different Folks
2nd Tuesday @ 2 p.m.
All are Free! Call 408-358-5687

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Comprehensive Stroke Center- Certified

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.

Our multidisciplinary 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.

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 designation.

Clinical Trials

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 1-888-724-2DOC (2362).

Joint Commission SealGet With the Guidelines Gold Target Stroke Honor Roll
American Heart Association

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