WINFIELD, Ill., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital's (CDH) Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center has been re-certified by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. CDH, the only advanced comprehensive stroke center in Chicago's western suburbs, was first awarded certification in 2012.
"This re-certification demonstrates the strong commitment by CDH physicians, nurses and staff to providing high-quality stroke care to our patients," said Brian Lemon, President, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.
Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification recognizes hospitals that meet standards to treat the most complex stroke cases. CDH stroke patients have 24/7 access to:
- Comprehensive stroke team that includes neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-intensivists, neuro-rehabilitation specialists, nurses, therapists, case managers and social workers;
- Advanced imaging capabilities and treatment options;
- Specially trained multi-disciplinary team to coordinate individualized post-hospital care and goals for each patient.
In addition to providing high-quality stroke care, CDH participates in a variety of clinical trials to study new treatments and therapies for stroke patients. Since 2013, CDH has completed five trials, and is currently participating in seven active trials, with several more scheduled for open enrollment in the coming months.
As part of CDH's commitment to community education, the hospital will be hosting Stroke Awareness Day from 9 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, May 5, to help educate patients and visitors about the signs of a stroke. Blood pressure screenings and educational materials will be offered. For more information on Stroke Awareness Day at CDH, please contact 630-933-3278 or TTY for hearing impaired 630-933-4833.
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SOURCE Central DuPage Hospital