Understanding Strokes

Community Memorial Hospital has been certified as a Primary Stroke Center by both DNV and the Ventura County Emergency Medical Services Agency. Certification signifies that the services we provide have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in treating stroke patients, and in improving outcomes.

We have also once again been awarded the American Stroke Association’s Gold Plus Achievement Award and the Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Achievement Award which highlight our consistent dedication to the highest standards in stroke care.

Each year, approximately 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke.

Be Aware, Be Fast, Call 911

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and nearly one in four of those strokes occur in people who have had a previous stroke. If you’ve had a stroke, or if you have symptoms that could be caused by a stroke, it’s important to understand the risk factors, warning signs and ways to protect yourself. 80% of strokes are preventable.

Strokes are preventable, recognizable and treatable.

Stroke Program

CMH provides a comprehensive program that includes specially trained personnel, equipment and the most current treatment options. Our certification as a Primary Stroke Center signifies that the services we provide have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in treating stroke patients, and in improving outcomes. It is one of the ways we express to our community that the quality of care we provide is effectively managed to meet the unique and specialized needs of stroke patients.

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Stroke Clinic

At the clinic, Dr. Nicholas Tarlov will meet with you one-on-one to:
Discuss your symptoms and review your medical history
Evaluate your neurological health and address any points of concern
Share recommendations regarding stroke prevention and treatment options

If you have experienced an ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) – or if you have unexplained symptoms that could be stroke related – the clinic is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable knowledge about your health.

Schedule your appointment today:
WEDNESDAYS, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Call or text: 805/652-6353
Center for Family Health, 120 N. Ashwood Ave., Ventura

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