The Highest Level of Stroke Care in the Region

Every minute counts when a stroke occurs, so it’s critical to get the right care as quickly as possible. Doctors Medical Center offers the highest level of stroke care in the area between Sacramento, the Bay and down to Los Angeles. We are one of only 27 Comprehensive Stroke Centers in California, and the only one in the Central Valley.

Our experienced team provides quality care for the most complex stroke cases, with dedicated units for critical and in-patient neurological treatment. DMC’s stroke care is recognized nationally by The American Heart Association for Stroke Gold Plus, Target Stroke Elite, the Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, and as High Performing by US News & World Report.

Doctors Medical Center is also a Level II Trauma Center and Heart Attack Receiving Center, providing advanced care when you and your loved ones need it most.

Learn more about stroke care at our Comprehensive Stroke Center.

About Doctors Medical Center

Doctors Medical Center Modesto is a full-service, comprehensive health care facility, dedicated to providing the finest medical care for the community. From preventative and diagnostic services, to expertise in some of the world's leading technologies, DMC's multidisciplinary team of physicians and healthcare professionals is dedicated to your good health and well-being. Recognized for innovative cardiac and neonatal intensive care to advanced stroke and trauma treatment, the outstanding doctors at DMC represent most major medical specialties and are committed to being there for you, when you need them most.

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Doctors Medical Center Wraps Every 15 Minutes Spring Series

Apr 25, 2022

Level II Trauma Center is dedicated to helping the community decrease preventable injuries

Modesto, Calif. – Sometimes life’s lessons are best learned through experience. To help teens do this in a safe way, Doctors Medical Center once again participated in the spring series of Every 15 Minutes in the Central Valley.

The Every 15 Minutes Program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks, and focuses on teaching teens the dangers of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving. Doctors Medical Center worked in coordination with a broad coalition of local agencies including the California Highway Patrol, local law enforcement and emergency medical responders. This powerful, two-day program challenges students to think about their responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends and their community.

“Many teens know the intellectual statistics of driving under the influence, but many believe it will never happen to them. We use Every 15 Minutes to help educate teens about the dangers of driving under the influence and the very real consequences that come with it,” said Rena Bryant, RN, Injury Prevention Coordinator for Trauma Services at Doctors Medical Center. “This program is invaluable for students in our community and many times, what they experience during the program, sticks with them for the rest of their lives.”

The Trauma Services Injury Prevention Program at Doctors Medical Center works hard to decrease crashes involving drugs and alcohol among youth by proudly participating in Every 15 Minutes. The hospital contributes to the program by offering its emergency facilities and equipment, participation from clinical staff and security personnel, and speaking at local schools. The schools involved with Doctors Medical Center at the hospital filming and/or student retreat education this spring were Escalon High School, Ripon Christian High School, Joseph A. Gregori High School and Peter Johansen High School.

Doctors Medical Center’s sister hospital in Turlock, Emanuel Medical Center, also participated in the spring series of Every 15 Minutes with Hilmar High School and Pitman High School.

As a Level II Trauma Center, Doctors Medical Center treats some of the most severe trauma cases. If you are critically injured, you can rest assured knowing that you will receive advanced care from the time of entry into the hospital to the time of discharge or transfer. All trauma patients have access to specialists, both surgical and non-surgical, to help facilitate a rapid and full recovery from injuries.