Kaweah Delta Stroke Program
Preventing & Treating Strokes in Visalia, Tulare County & Surrounding Areas
About Our Stroke Program
Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the nation. Every 40 seconds,
someone in the United States has a stroke, and every four minutes one
person will die from a stroke. According to the California Department
of Public Health, more people die of a stroke in Tulare County than in
the state of California (42.7 per 100,000 compared to 38.1 per 100,000
deaths). Stroke is a disease that affects the blood vessels that take
blood to your brain.
Kaweah Delta is committed to providing the best care possible for our patients
who have had a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack). According to
Healthgrades Clinical Quality Reports, Kaweah Delta's stroke death
rate has been beyond expectations as compared to other hospitals throughout
the nation. With this commitment, Kaweah Delta has obtained the Joint
Commission's Primary Stroke Certification. By pursuing certification,
Kaweah Delta has reduced the variation in clinical processes thus improving
the quality of patient care and increasing community education on stroke
The mission of Kaweah Delta’s Stroke Program is to provide timely,
patient-centered and evidence-based care to achieve the best possible
outcomes for patients with signs and symptoms of acute stroke.
- Rapid identification of patients with signs/symptoms consistent with acute stroke.
- Management of acute stroke patients appropriately and efficiently according
to best practice guidelines.
- Maintain certification a as a Primary Stroke Center and identified as a
neurological center of excellence.
Think F.A.S.T., It's A STROKE! (LYRIC VIDEO)
Performed by Nurse Master Charlie, RN
This is a lyric video of a song about strokes; the different types of strokes,
and the signs & symptoms of strokes.
When minutes matter
Learn more about Carolyn Hill, stroke survivor - Click