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UCSF Certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center

A LONGTIME PARTNER in ensuring the best care for your patients with neurovascular conditions, UCSF is now a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, becoming the first such program in San Francisco to earn the Gold Seal of Approval. This achievement reflects our steadfast commitment to providing high-quality specialized care, keeping patients safe and continually striving to improve.

Conferred through a partnership of the Joint Commission, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, the Comprehensive Stroke Center certification recognizes facilities that:

  • Can treat the most complex cases, including large-vessel occlusion stroke, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Are equipped with advanced neuroimaging technologies
  • Have specialists in vascular surgery, neurosurgery and neurointerventional radiology available at all times, with expertise in performing endovascular procedures and aneurysm coiling/clipping
  • Are experienced in neurocritical care and have dedicated neurointensive care units

When you refer to UCSF, you can rest assured that our stroke specialists and their highly skilled teams have the experience and technological capabilities to set your patients up for optimal outcomes. Every patient receives appropriate, innovative care and monitoring throughout diagnosis, treatment and beyond.