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Winter 2010

UCLA helps launch system of stroke-certified hospitals

12/18/2009

The UCLA Stroke Center at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will be part of a new stroke-certified hospital system that has the potential to greatly improve response times, treatments and overall outcomes for those who suffer a stroke in Los Angeles County. The new Primary Stroke Center system involves the county’s Emergency Medical Services agency and nine participating hospitals certified as primary stroke centers. The result of cooperative work between hospitals and other stakeholders, the program includes a policy that provides for the transport of select 911 stroke patients to a primary stroke center, rather than to the nearest hospital, in order to optimize care and minimize disability or death.





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