OSF Illinois Neurological Institute

Superior Outcomes for Stroke Patients

The INI/OSF Comprehensive Stroke Center is one of the best facilities in the nation for treating a stroke, and here’s why:

  • Comprehensive Stroke Center certification
  • Treatments available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Heads a network of 25 stroke centers
  • Treats more than 1,000 stroke patients a year
  • Offers patient hospital stay a half a day shorter than the rest of the United States
  • Fastest published stroke treatment time IN THE WORLD (5 minutes from ER arrival to treatment)
  • Better patient outcomes — 70% go home or to rehab after their stroke (national average is 38%)
  • Able to treat all types of strokes
  • Experienced in every known stroke treatment

Click on one of the outcome measures below to view the data. 

  • STK-1 VTE Prophylaxis

  • STK-1 VTE Prophylaxis
    Stroke patients have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis due to immobility issues. The stroke guidelines recommend all stroke patients be treated during their hospitalization to prevent blood clots . At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.

  • STK-2 Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy

  • STK-2 Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy

    Medications to prevent another stroke are prescribed when the patient leaves the hospital. This measure reflects the eligible patients who received medications at discharge to prevent a second stroke  At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.

  •  STK-3 Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter

  • STK-3 Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
    Eligible Patients with known atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat) should be discharged on anticoagulation  to prevent additional strokes. At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.     

  • STK-4 Thrombolytic Therapy

  • STK-4 Thrombalytic Therapy
    Percentage of eligible patients that presented within 2 hours of stroke symptoms and received TPA within 60 minutes of arrival to the hospital. At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.

  • STK-5 Antithrombotic Therapy By End of Hospital Day 2

  • STK-5 Antithrombotic Therapy By End of Hospital Day 2
    Medications after a person suffers a stroke are prescribed to prevent another stroke. This is eligible patients that received this medication during their hospitalization by the end of hospital day 2. At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%    

  • STK-6 Discharged on Statin Medication

  • STK-6 Discharged on Statin Medication
    Stroke patients may have a risk factor known as high cholesterol. If the cholesterol is elevated, it is recommended that if they are eligible, they should be started on cholesterol-lowering agents at the time of their discharge from the hospital. This is the percentage of eligible patients that received a cholesterol-lowering medication at discharge. At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.

  • STK-8 Stroke Education

  • STK-8 Stroke Education
    Patients and/or families should be educated regarding the signs and symptoms of stroke, calling 911 for any signs of stroke, identification and treatment for individual risk factors, new medications to treat stroke and appropriate follow-up care after they leave the hospital.  This is our percentage of  appropriate  patients and/ or families who received written instructions of the required stroke education by discharge. At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.

  • STK-10 Assessed for Rehabilitation

  • STK-10 Assessed for Rehabilitation
    Stroke can cause varying types of disabilities. Stroke patients with any type of disability should be assessed by trained rehab staff to determine appropriate treatment for these disabilities. This is our percentage of eligible patients with assessed disability who received rehabilitation services  At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.

  • IV t-PA

  • IV t-PA is the only FDA-approved drug treatment for ischemic stroke. It must be delivered quickly to prevent damage and death to brain cells.  The faster this medication can be delivered, the better chance at limiting the amount of disability caused by a stroke.   There are additional treatments for stroke that our comprehensive stroke team can offer. These too must be done as quickly as possible. That is why we have these treatments and specialists available 24/7. 

    TPA Bolus

  • Discharge Outcome

  • This graph represents where our stroke patients went after their hospitalization for stroke.

    Discharge Outcome