Stroke Program

Our mission is simple: build a healthier community. It’s what we’ve been doing for over 130 years, and today we’re doing it in more ways than ever before.

Stroke Treatment Program

Setting The Standard In Stroke Treatment

Discover why Huntington Hospital’s stroke center earned Advanced Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, signaling the highest and best standard in stroke treatment. Granted by The Joint Commission, the foremost accrediting body in healthcare in the United States, this designation is awarded to select centers that pass a rigorous on-site review and a thorough examination of the program and patient care.

Arbi G. Ohanian, M.D., Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

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“With a stroke, time is brain. Our stroke center delivers rapid and high quality treatment to provide our patients with the best outcomes.”

Arbi Ohanian, M.D., medical director of comprehensive stroke program

Our program offers a dedicated 12-bed inpatient stroke unit as well as a neuro-critical care unit, equipped with highly sophisticated technology, labs, and a continuum of care that encompasses inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and support programs.

Please contact us with any questions at (626) 397-5110.

For direct patient transfer, call the house supervisor at (626) 397-5000.

Program Overview

Patient Stories


Jon Garkow was just wrapping up a meeting at work when it began. His hand started clenching involuntarily. He fell to the ground, his entire right side completely numb. “It was scary and strange,” he says. “I knew something was very wrong.” Colleagues quickly called 911, and an ambulance rushed Jon to Huntington Hospital. He […]


Dora Carrillo was at work when she felt a sharp pain in her jaw. The pain then travelled to her head. She felt faint. The left side of her face was drooping. Something was very wrong. Her co-workers called 911 and emergency medical personnel brought Dora to Huntington Hospital. Co-workers also contacted Dora’s daughter, Ashley […]


Deborah Melahouris suffered a near-deadly stroke that left her paralyzed on one side of her body and unable to speak. Thanks to the care she received at Huntington Hospital, Debo­rah is walking, talking — and even working and driving — again. She and her husband, Michael, deeply appreciate the lifesaving care provided by the hospital, […]

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