Comprehensive Stroke Center

WGN Features UI Health’s Comprehensive Stroke Center and How Thinking BE F.A.S.T Can Save Lives.
Comprehensive Stroke Center of Chicago
Stroke Center Gold Plus 2021

Every hour of every day, the stroke team at UI Health provides the highest level of care to patients and is a leading referral destination for the most critical stroke emergencies.

UI Health is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center — the highest level of stroke certification for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.

As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, UI Health has significant resources in hospital infrastructure, staff, and training to provide state-of-the-art care to all stroke patients. Comprehensive Stroke Center status signifies that we meet the most advanced requirements for stroke care, including diagnostic testing capability, neurosurgical services, and clinical performance measures. Our Acute Stroke Team and dedicated neuro intensive care beds are available 24/7 to care for stroke patients.

Stroke has the potential to be a devastating event and every second counts. Our coordinated protocols result in door-to-treatment times that exceed national benchmarks, ensuring every stroke patient receives immediate, life-saving care.