Advanced Primary Stroke Center

Glendale Adventist was the first community hospital in Los Angeles and the only hospital in Glendale that has earned the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. This distinction means that GAMC has demonstrated that its Stroke Care Program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

The GAMC Stroke Program offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic care of patients with disorders of blood vessels of the brain including:

  • Ischemic stroke
  • Transient ischemic attack
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Aneurysms/Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Vascular malformation of the brain

A stroke is a 'brain attack', a serious medical emergency and the 3rd leading causing of death in the U.S. Immediate treatment-treatment within 90 minutes-significantly increases a patient's chances for recovery and survival.

Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

  • Sudden weakness of the face, arms, legs, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden trouble walking, loss of balance, coordination
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause 

Learn more in the video below.


If you think you or a loved one might be having a stroke, call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY. New medications and interventions can minimize damage to the brain if help is sought in time.

For a referral to a GAMC neurologist, call (818) 409-8100.