Sequoia is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center
Sequoia Hospital was awarded a certificate of distinction in May 2014 for advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, an independent organization that accredits and certifies U.S. health care organizations and programs. Sequoia offers Bay Area residents a coordinated response and specialized care 24 hours a day.
In addition, we’ve also added cutting-edge technology to our Emergency Room team to combat stroke—a telemedicine robot designed to quickly diagnose patients with stroke symptoms.
The robot, nicknamed “Rosie,” connects to a remote neurologist who can help diagnose the patient within 10 minutes. The physician can see both the patient and the patient’s documentation, allowing for immediate, real-time decision-making any time day or night before Sequoia’s on-call neurologist arrives.
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.