When a patient is experiencing symptoms of a stroke, every minute counts, which is why we take a multi-disciplinary approach to provide stroke patients with the best care possible. We partner with our local Emergency Medical Services teams to facilitate the rapid transport of stroke patients to our Emergency Department where our team of nurses and physicians stands ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to care for them. Our Diagnostic Imaging Department is also available around the clock to capture images of a patient’s brain by using Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology to determine if the patient has had a stroke, and, if so, its location. Our team also uses innovative tele-stroke technology which allows them to have neurologists evaluate our patients as needed, at any time of the day or night.
Once a stroke patient is admitted to our Inpatient Stroke Unit, our team of physicians, nurses, case managers and rehabilitation staff will provide them with the expert care and tools they need to begin their recovery and help prevent future strokes. We also partner with rehabilitation facilities in the Yuma community to help our patients make a smooth transition when they are ready to be discharged from the hospital and begin the next step in their recovery.
Our Stroke Care program has been honored by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with the Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award recognizes our commitment and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care by ensuring that our stroke patients receive treatment that meets nationally-accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations.
Meet our Stroke Care Team
Charles H. Olivera, MD
Medical Director of Stroke Services
If you have any questions about the services and treatments offered by our stroke care team at Yuma Regional Medical Center, please call 928-336-2442.