Stroke Care

Comprehensive Stroke Care at Weiss Memorial Hospital

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Weiss Memorial Hospital has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission. This means that Weiss:

  • provides the next generation of stroke care
  • has met and seeks to maintain The Joint Commission’s high standards in providing stroke care

Stroke: know the signs.

When a stroke happens, getting the right care right away can make all the difference. Know the symptoms. Recognize them for what they are. Click here for more information on recognizing the signs of stroke. Don’t hesitate to get care if you think it may be a stroke. And do the right things now, to improve your lifestyle and help prevent a stroke from happening in the first place. For more information on reducing your risk of stroke, click here.

Women and men share many of the same risk factors for stroke. Women also have some exclusive risk factors that could raise their risk of having a stroke. Learn more about women and stroke here.

Weiss: a network of stroke care right here in your community

If you’re having a stroke, you need to know from the moment you arrive at the emergency room to the day you complete your rehabilitation, that you have a team of caregivers who are there for you every step of the way. Emergency physicians and nurses work quickly diagnose and begin care. Neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiologists and more interpret your case and deliver the best treatment. Our stroke care coordinator and specialized therapists to help you on the road to recovery. All these experts, working together, connected by a plan individualized to your care and dedicated to your recovery.Whether you need a primary care doctor to help you determine your risk of stroke, a specialist to see you through, or a therapist to help you recover, we can help. Call 800-503-1234 to find a specialist. 

If you are experiencing any symptoms of stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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What is Telestroke?

Telestroke is a unique collaboration between the Weiss Memorial Hospital emergency room (ER) and the comprehensive stroke center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. If you are admitted to the ER and stroke is suspected, your physician will connect you with the stroke team at Northwestern Memorial using a secure video conferencing device. Northwestern Memorial’s stroke experts will work with your ER team to diagnose your stroke and ensure you receive the best treatment possible.

How does Telestroke work?

Telestroke connects you with Northwestern Memorial’s stroke team using a secure video conferencing device, allowing you and your family to speak face-to-face with board-certified neurologists and neurosurgeons experienced in the diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of stroke. Using a high-definition camera, Northwestern Memorial’s stroke experts will examine you and determine a plan of care for your stroke. Your ER team will initiate your treatment, so you never have to leave the ER. If advanced stroke care is needed, you will be transferred directly to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the right specialists will be waiting. 

What does Telestroke mean for me?

Telestroke gives you access to Northwestern Memorial’s stroke specialists—including board-certified neurologists and neurosurgeons experienced in the diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of stroke—without having to leave the ER. If advanced stroke care is needed, you will be transferred directly to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the right specialists will be waiting. Because the ER is connected to Northwestern Memorial via Telestroke, their stroke team will know exactly what to do when you arrive.