Stroke Center of Excellence
Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital are nationally recognized by the Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers and have been since 2009. Our clinical teams specialize in the most advanced stroke care as recognized by the Joint Commission. Our expertise means treating patients quickly to prevent further damage caused by a stroke.
For patients experiencing a stroke, it is critical for to act quickly. Stroke is a medical emergency and can only be treated at the hospital. It is important to understand the warning signs and symptoms of a stroke so that you or a loved one can act quickly.
Warning Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke
Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on side
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or 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