Stroke Care & Recovery

Getting the Care You Need, FAST

  • Our expertise has made us a Certified Primary Stroke Center
  • Experienced staff uses evidence-based collaborative treatment and a team approach 

Stroke Expertise

Getting the right care quickly is crucial when dealing with a stroke. At Twin Cities Community Hospital, our stroke specialists can quickly identify and treat those suffering from stroke. As a Certified Primary Stroke Center, we’re proud to provide this important service to the San Luis Obispo County region. 

Our highly trained staff uses evidence-based collaborative treatment and an interdisciplinary team approach. The Stroke Center’s five primary objectives are to:

  1. Assess the patient in a timely manner.
  2. Provide rapid and appropriate treatment.
  3. Preserve brain and brain function.
  4. Prevent post-treatment complications.
  5. Reduce residual effects.
ER Robot RESIZEDUsing an RP-Vita robot, Twin Cities provides telemedicine consults for patients who present in the Emergency Department with acute neurological conditions. When a consult is needed, the robot is positioned at the foot of the patient's bed, allowing the tele-neurologist to beam in remotely to perform a consult with the patient.

This service is an integral part of the Stroke Program, enabling us to expedite neurology consults and to make timely decisions about the appropriateness of t-PA administration (a time-sensitive drug that can significantly improve patient outcomes).

24/7 Emergency Care

The Twin Cities Community Hospital emergency room works to limit damage from a stroke by providing immediate care. Seek medical attention immediately if you or someone you know experiences possible symptoms of a stroke:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause 

Even if these signs or symptoms fluctuate or disappear, you should still call 911 immediately. 

Prevent devastating effects of stroke by recognizing the symptoms of stroke quickly.
Read stories about people who have overcome a stroke with the help of Twin Cities Community Hospital.