Mills-Peninsula earns Stroke Center certification
Mills-Peninsula is first in San Mateo County to earn accreditation as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
The certification means that Mills-Peninsula has demonstrated its stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
Recognizing the first warning signs of stroke and getting expert medical help quickly is critical for successful treatment and recovery. Mills-Peninsula has a trained stroke treatment team that provides prompt diagnosis and treatment, including the most advanced medications to dissolve clots. Experienced neurologists and other clinical experts lead the team.
We have an excellent team of physicians, rehab therapists, nurses, pharmacists, case management and social workers who follow the progress of every patient and recommend next steps, care at home and excellent short term and long term rehabilitation services.
About Risk Assessment
Family history and lifestyle screening, and, when appropriate, a non-invasive ultrasound scan of the carotid artery that has been shown to be an excellent predictor of stroke risk.
If you or a family member experience any of the following sudden changes, call 911:
- Numbness or tingling of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Severe headache with no known cause
High Priority Emergency Services
Dedicated multidisciplinary team for prompt diagnosis and immediate treatment.
- State-of-the-art digital equipment, expert technicians and radiology physicians
- Board-certified neurology physicians
- Vascular and neurosurgery, if needed
Experienced physicians direct a thorough evaluation of patients’ needs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language services, and neuropsychology services.
Help with arranging short- and long-term support services at home.
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy services are provided at the Mills Campus. Please call (650) 696-4315 for an appointment or information. Therapists have specialty stroke training and certifications.
Specialty programs include:
- Kick Start
- Myomo and Saebo
- Post Stroke Group
For stroke survivors and caregivers
Last Tuesday of every month, 2:45 to 4 p.m.
Auditorium 2, Peninsula Medical Center
Google Map to Stroke Group
- Aphasia Group (led by a Speech Pathologist)
Every Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m.
Millennium Room, Mills Health Center
Cost: $5 per session
Google Map to Aphasia Group