A Designated Primary Stroke Center

Stroke is an emergency situation in which time lost can mean brain
loss. Fortunately for potential stroke victims in Marin, there is no need to cross the bridge to obtain immediate quality care. Marin General Hospital is a Designated Primary Stroke Center. We offer a complete spectrum of care, from prevention and education, to timely and effective stroke treatment of ischemic and both types of hemorrhagic stroke (intracerebral and subarachnoid), which means there is no risk of losing precious time transferring patients to another facility.

Stroke Treatment

We have a dedicated stroke team in place in our Emergency Department, where a neurologist is on call, 24/7. Stroke treatment is determined based on the type of stroke and the patient’s overall health. 

To acutely treat ischemic stroke the clot-busting medication, tPA, may be given intravenously in the Emergency Department. Patients who come in with a suspected stroke or transient ischemic attack (often called a TIA or mini-stroke) are immediately evaluated. Testing may include any and all of the following:

  • Computerized tomography, or CAT scan
  • CT angiogram, which provides a detailed view of the affected blood vessels in the brain
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the head and neck

AHA / ASA Support Network

If you or someone you love is recovering from a heart attack, stroke, a chronic condition or congenital heart defect, or is in rehab and recovery, you might want to check out the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's online support network. Join the conversation, get answers to your questions and connect with others who have survived and thrived! Click here to learn more...

Awards and Recognition

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12 month intervals and 75% or higher compliance with 6 of 10 Get With the Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
The Joint Commission awarded us the distinction of Designated Primary Stroke Center. This means that we provide the complete continuum of care, from prevention education to timely and effective stroke treatment to rehabilitation, and have advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center.
Joint Commission
Marin General Hospital is the only hospital in the North Bay to be named a Five-Star Recipient in the Treatment of Stroke™ by Healthgrades for the fifth consecutive year (2013-2017).