When it comes to stroke care, very few institutions can stand alongside the INI 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.
This highest level of stroke certification was earned in 2012 from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. It was the first 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; a highly-trained, highly-specialized staff; the most advanced imaging capabilities; and demonstration of interdisciplinary stroke care with low procedural complications and favorable patient outcomes.
The 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 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 any INI treatment center focuses 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.