The Riverside Emergency Medical Services Agency (REMSA) has granted Temecula Valley Hospital a stroke center designation. The designation recognizes the hospital as stroke capable by Emergency Medical Services thus enabling potential stroke patients to be brought via ambulance to Temecula Valley Hospital. The designation identifies TVH as a hospital that is equipped with all the necessary resources to manage a stroke patient.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. It is the leading source for long-term disability in the nation.
Chances of survival are better if the stroke is identified and treated immediately. To identify if someone is having a stroke, using the acronym F.A.S.T., face – look for an uneven smile, arm – check if one arm is weak, speech – listen for slurred speech, and time – and call 911 immediately, could save a life. Seeking immediate treatment can make a significant difference in the quality of life after recovery.
The new Temecula Valley Hospital, located at 31700 Temecula Parkway, opened October 14, 2013 and brings advanced technology, innovative programs, patient-centered and family sensitive care to area residents. As the region’s newest acute care facility, the hospital features 140 private patient rooms, 24 hour a day emergency care, advanced cardiac and stroke care, orthopedics and general medical care, and surgical specialties.