Weiss Memorial Hospital is a Primary Stroke Center
Weiss Memorial Hospital has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission.
This means that we:
- Provide the next generation of stroke care.
- Have 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. Don’t hesitate to get care if you think it may be a stroke.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Reducing Your Risk of Stroke
Some risk factors for stroke are unavoidable, such as family history and age. However, some risk factors can be altered through lifestyle changes. Explore ways you can potentially prevent a stroke.
And do the right things now, to improve your lifestyle and help prevent a stroke from happening in the first place.
Women and Stroke
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.
Approximately 55,000 more women than men have a stroke each year, and it kills twice as many women as breast cancer each year. That’s why it is so important to be familiar with the symptoms and risks associated with women and stroke.
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 doctors 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 are here to help you on the road to recovery. Our experts work together on 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 773-564-7777 to find a specialist.
Weiss Memorial Hospital: A Network of Stroke Care Right Here in Your Community
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 doctor 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.