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Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

If you have a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Stroke is a Medical Emergency

If you think you or someone else is having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately and note the time when symptoms first appeared. Do not drive yourself or wait for a ride from a friend or family member.

Designated MemorialCare Stroke Receiving Center

For emergent stroke transfers from other facilities, please call our 24/7 Stroke Transfer line at (562) 480-3487. 

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MemorialCare Stroke Center at Long Beach Medical Center

Long Beach Medical Center is only the third hospital in Los Angeles County to be a Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. With this certification, Long Beach Medical Center joins an elite group of health care organizations focused on highly specialized stroke care. To be eligible, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet additional requirements, including those related to advanced imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments and providing staff with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.

Long Beach Medical Center is a dedicated Stroke Receiving Center for Los Angeles County – providing patients with advanced treatment options and a highly trained stroke team is on-hand 24/7, making fast response times and positive outcomes a reality.

Neuroscience Care Team

Long Beach Medical Center provides the most advanced stroke care through well-developed teams of physicians, nurses, technicians, and ancillary teams to provide the highest level of care. Multi-disciplinary care by neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists and diagnostic neuroradiologist, in coordination with Emergency Department and critical care teams, provide expedited and comprehensive care to attain the best possible outcomes for stroke patients.

The MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute at Long Beach Medical Center is home to certified neuroscience registered nurses (CNRN) who have demonstrated their dedication to professional development by passing the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing CNRN® certification exam.

CNRNs have made a commitment to lifelong learning and to providing the latest, most effective patient care and safety to the patients in the neuro/stroke programs at Long Beach Medical Center – making the neuroscience department one of the area's best.

In addition, unique and highly trained specialized stroke nurses respond to patients presenting with signs and symptoms of stroke to provide rapid measures to minimize neurologic injury and help achieve the best possible outcome.

The neuroscience/stroke care team focuses on education of nurses, patients and the community, reviews comprehensive quality measures, coordinates care with transferring hospitals, coordination of care after patient discharge, and participation in clinical research.

How You Can Help Our Stroke Programs

Many clinical advances and community education initiatives are possible, thanks to support of individuals, corporations and foundations that make philanthropic gifts to Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women’s Hospital Long Beach through the Memorial Medical Center Foundation. To learn more about philanthropic opportunities, visit the Memorial Medical Center Foundation.


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