With its recent certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Good Samaritan Hospital is now designated by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency as one of five centers in the County to seek comprehensive stroke care.

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Good Samaritan Hospital, which operates in collaboration with the University of Southern California/Keck School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosciences, is specifically set up, equipped, and able to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases.

“Receiving the Comprehensive Stroke Center status shows Good Samaritan Hospital’s commitment to the health and wellness of our community,” says Andrew B. Leeka, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital, in a media release. “This certification shows the dedication of our physicians and staff in providing the highest quality of care to our patients.”

In a growing number of states, stroke center certification determines which facility paramedics should take a patient for the best possible care, the release adds.

[Source(s): Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles; PR Newswire]