Putting all the pieces together to bring expert neuroscience care closer to home

Patients who once traveled to the Bay Area or Los Angeles for brain and spine specialists have found that expertise at Community Regional Medical Center. Over the past six years Community has committed the resources to quadruple the number neurosurgeons from 3 to 13 and open a 20-bed neuro intensive care unit – the only one in the region. Community has also increased surgical staff by 80% and added four more operating suites to support a surge in patients, many of them transferred from other hospitals for a higher level of care. Community Regional now sees 1,200 stroke patients a year, about 15 of them each month transferred from other hospitals. It’s among 300 hospitals nationwide with the technology and neurosurgeons able to do large clot retrievals from the brain when…


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