Knowing how to prevent a stroke is important. Knowing where to go can save your life.
Every 40 seconds in the United States, a stroke occurs. When it comes to stroke and other conditions of the brain, it’s critical that treatment be started quickly. First and foremost, get to know the most important acronym in stroke: FAST.
Once you know FAST, knowing who to turn to for help and rehabilitation can be just as critical. Fortunately, you have access to an outstanding neuroscience team—right nearby.
The Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute is here for you, with a staff of experienced specialists offering the full continuum of care that includes preventing strokes and halting them in their path, diagnosing and treating brain tumors and malformations of the cerebral vascular system, and providing the necessary treatment and rehabilitation.
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Our Promise: We will be with your every step of the way, from diagnosis of a stroke, brain tumor, or affliction of the brain and vascular system, through treatment, and into recovery. Working together as one, we have the experience to provide exemplary care.
The comprehensive care at the Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute is unique. The physicians at Silver Cross, from highly skilled board certified neurologists, pulmonologists, and emergency medicine physicians to neuro interventional radiologists and neurosurgeons, provide 24/7 comprehensive care.
These dedicated physicians work alongside caregivers from multiple disciplines, including the emergency department, the procedural care unit, and the intensive care unit. Together, they have the knowledge to diagnose, stabilize, treat, and rehabilitate with the utmost speed and skill.
And when it comes to rehabilitation, you’ll be comforted to know that we have, right at our hospital as part of the team, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago—the very best rehabilitation hospital in the nation.
Even before a patient with signs of stroke arrives in the Silver Cross Emergency Department, a Code Stroke protocol in activated utilizing a team approach.
Our goal is to make sure that every patient receives the right treatment at the right time. Stroke patients may receive Thrombolytic drugs, tPA, or a neuro interventional procedure in our state-of-the-art biplane angiography suite.
This equipment allows our specialists to extend the treatment window to stop a stroke, and even reverse its effect. With the biplane angiography system, endovascular and surgical procedures are performed faster and with a greater level of safety than ever before.
Time is brain, and thanks to the advanced technologies at the Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute, the treatment window for stroke can be greatly extended—even up to 14 hours. When every second counts, nothing matters more than having additional time.
Learn more about our leading-edge biplane angiography system. Take a virtual tour of the Neuro Endovascular Lab.
Many hospitals send stroke patients to other places to complete a rehabilitation program. Not Silver Cross. The partnership we have with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) ensures you will get an unmatched recovery experience close to home.
The effects of a stroke can vary greatly from person to person—as can the pace and progress of recovery. RIC’s comprehensive rehabilitation program is designed to improve your mobility, memory and communication so you live your best life.
An expert staff of specialist physicians, therapists, nurses, and other clinicians provide care in a cheerful, motivating environment containing a new 24-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit. Every aspect of the RIC Inpatient Unit—from spacious private rooms to the ability achievement center—is designed with your rehabilitation care in mind. And if you want to continue your rehabilitation in an outpatient environment, our four outpatient facilities located at Silver Cross Hospital and in New Lenox, Homer Glen, and West Joliet, will let you do just that.