Sequoia is a Primary Stroke Center
Sequoia Hospital has been certified by the Joint Commission, the leading accredited organization nationwide, as a Primary Stroke Center Program, offering Bay Area residents a coordinated response and specialized care 24 hours a day.
Sequoia Hospital has also received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s 2012 Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Sequoia Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
Recognizing the first warning signs of stroke and getting expert medical help quickly is critical for successful treatment and recovery. Sequoia Hospital has a trained stroke team that provides prompt diagnosis and treatment. Experienced neurologists and other clinical experts lead the team.
Linda Cadelago, RN, FNP, Sequoia Hospital’s stroke services coordinator, has advanced training in neurology and stroke care. Linda follows the progress of every patient, including recommending next steps, care at home and excellent short-term and long-term rehabilitation services.
Sequoia Hospital is proud to be one of six hospitals servicing San Mateo County designated as a primary stroke center. The San Mateo County Health Department’s Emergency Medical Services implemented a stroke center policy directing ambulances to transport acute stroke patients to primary stroke centers.
Linda Cadelago, RN, FNP
Stroke Services Coordinator
Phone: (650) 367-5169