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Stroke Care

Two hospitals within Memorial Health have been recognized by The Joint Commission for excellence in stroke care. Both hospitals underwent comprehensive on-site evaluations and are dedicated to quick response, advanced treatment and comprehensive rehabilitation.

Springfield Memorial Hospital earned certification as a comprehensive stroke center, one of only ten Illinois hospitals to achieve that designation. The designation recognizes the following:

Highly qualified physicians in key medical specialties including neurology, neurosurgery, diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology, neuro critical care and emergency medicine

  • Hospital staff with unique, ongoing training
  • Latest technology to provide patients with full spectrum of treatment options and interventions
  • 24/7 expert care for most complex stroke patients

Springfield Memorial Hospital Stroke Outcomes

Decatur Memorial Hospital earned designation as a Primary Stroke Center. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval recognizes the DMH comprehensive stroke team: emergency and medical physicians, neurointerventional radiologists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons , vascular surgeons, radiologists, radiology technicians, physical/occupation/speech therapists and stroke coordinator.

Decatur Memorial was also recognized with an American Heart Association Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Quality Achievement Award for the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to research-based guidelines.

Decatur Memorial also received the AHA’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between a patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.