When it comes to stroke care, very few institutions can stand alongside the OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute Comprehensive Stroke Center at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. It is a destination stroke treatment center located right in the heart of Illinois. This institution earned a stellar reputation for providing the highest level of stroke care demonstrated by its designation as a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Highest Level of Stroke Certification

This highest level of stroke certification was earned in 2012 and again in 2018 from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. It is the only center in Illinois, and the second in the nation, to receive this certification.

The requirements for this honored designation include:  

  • The ability to treat large volumes of ALL types of strokes, with EVERY known treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Highly-trained, Highly-specialized staff
  • Most advanced imaging capabilities
  • Demonstration of interdisciplinary stroke care with low procedural complications and favorable patient outcomes

The OSF INI Comprehensive Stroke Center at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is the epicenter of a stroke treatment network which serves 25 hospitals. Developed in 1997, the network was created to allow rural hospitals to provide the same urgent and quality of care by collaborating with a larger hospital. When treating a stroke, time is crucial and this network is based on a joint effort to provide the right treatment in a time-sensitive window.

The OSF INI Stroke Center is led by Dr. David Wang, a member of the American Academy of Neurology Stroke Section Leadership Team. Dr. Wang and his nationally recognized stroke team is your team. These pioneers in stroke treatment utilize cutting edge treatments and participate in the latest research. This means that when a new treatment is discovered, they more than likely had a hand in developing it.

Your team at all OSF INI treatment centers focus on you and not just your condition. They know that your recovery is based on not only the physical, but also your mental and emotional wellbeing. They know that your family or support system is crucial to your recovery, that’s why they are included in your treatment, from beginning to end.

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