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Patients suffering from stroke receive quick response and accurate diagnosis in the critical short time window that follows the attack. This approach is vital to reducing a patient’s risk of long‑term disability and death. Antelope Valley Hospital’s stroke response team has a proven track record for demonstrating extraordinary efficiency and expertise in this highly specialized care. The hospital treats more than 800 cases of stroke every year.

Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification


AVH has achieved Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission and the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency. This designation signifies that AVH has the equipment, infrastructure, staff, and training programs needed to provide care based on the most current research and standards to foster better outcomes for patients who have had a stroke.

As a Primary Stroke Center, AVH is committed to providing timely care to quickly treat acute stroke victims. To effectively treat the most common type of stroke ‑ ischemic stroke ‑ doctors must administer an intravenous clot‑dissolving medication within 4‑1/2 hours from the onset of symptoms. AVH is able to exceed this target and consistently averages less than the 60‑minute door‑to‑needle goal.


Stroke Team

Colleen Littlejohn RN, BSN, PHN
Stroke Program Manager

Laura Davidson RN, BSN, PHN
Stroke Data Coordinator

Stroke Social Worker Case Management