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Seconds count, especially if you're having a stroke. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is the region's primary Level II stroke care facility. Together with the most experienced team, we offer emergent treatment with advanced stroke intervention.



FACE drooping. ARM weakness. SPEECH difficulty. TIME to call 9-1-1

Why choose St. Joseph Regional Medical Center?

  • Some patients require additional stroke intervention. 
  • SJRMC's state-of-the-art Interventional Procedure Lab treats life-threatening clots — quickly, directly, and locally — which all work to diminish the possible impact of stroke.
  • Level II Stroke Center.
  • 24/7 Access to Board Certified Neurologists for inpatients via TeleStroke.
  • Because seconds count!



Stroke By The Numbers

  • Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke.
  • A stroke happens every 40 seconds.
  • Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • Every 4 minutes someone dies from stroke.
  • Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
  • Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.

SJRMC Emergency Services

  • Rapid assessment of patients with stroke symptoms
  • Aggressive treatment using the very latest therapies and procedures to remove or dissolve blood clots and blockages inside the neck and head
  • Comprehensive care throughout hospitalization, including the services of an Adult Critical Care Unit
  • Nurses with neurological expertise or special training in stroke care
  • Comprehensive care from board certified neurologists
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Community education programs and support group
  • 24/7 Access to Board Certified Neurologists.

Neuro & Interventional Radiology

According to the Society of Interventional Radiology, the advantages of interventional radiology include:

  • Most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis or require only a short hospital stay.
  • Most procedures can be done with mild sedation. General anesthesia usually is not required.
  • Risk, pain and recovery time are often significantly reduced compared to traditional treatments and surgeries.
  • Select patients may require additional stroke intervention by removing clots from the brain.



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John Ho, MD
Neuro & Interventional Radiologist

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Ho Cho, NP-C
Vascular & Interventional Radiologist

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