Stroke Care

Comprehensive Stroke Care at MacNeal Hospital

The Joint Commission - National Quality Approval MacNeal Hospital has been a Primary Stroke Center for over 10 years and has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®. Certification means that MacNeal underwent a rigorous onsite review by The Joint Commission and adheres to a specific set of treatment guidelines that prioritize the delivery of high-quality care to all patients affected by stroke. 

MacNeal Hospital’s Stroke Program has achieved the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Gold Plus Quality Award for applying the most current evidence-based guidelines to improve patient care and the Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award for Time to thrombolytic therapy within 60 minutes in 75 percent or more of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA.  MacNeal Hospital’s Stroke Program has been recognized in the U.S. News and World Report.

2017 Get with the Guidelines

Stroke: know the signs.

Stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability. For more information on reducing your risk of stroke, click here.  

When a stroke happens, getting the right care right away can make all the difference. Don’t hesitate to get care if you think it may be a stroke. Click here for more information on recognizing the signs of 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. Learn more about women and stroke here.

MacNeal: a network of stroke care right here in your community

At MacNeal, from the moment you arrive at the emergency room to the day you complete your rehabilitation, that you have a team of caregivers who support you every step of the way. Emergency physicians 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 to help you on the road to recovery. All these experts, working together, connected by a plan individualized to your care and dedicated to your recovery.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.