Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Certification

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Central DuPage Hospital Receives

Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

If you or a loved one suffers a stroke, every minute matters. Cadence Health is proud to announce that Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) has been awarded the Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center designation by The Joint Commission – one of the first such designations in Illinois. Hospitals that receive this new certification are distinguished as industry leaders in providing specialized care for complex strokes cases.

The stroke program at CDH earned certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission in 2006, the highest designation awarded at that time. In September 2012, The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association’s Brain Attack Coalition, launched the Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. This new level of certification recognizes the significant resources in staff, training and state-of-the-art infrastructure that comprehensive stroke centers must have to treat complex cases.

For our patients, the Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center designation means they have advantages that can only be found in a Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospital like CDH:

Achieving Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center designation was a hospitalwide initiative that involved a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, therapists, case managers, technicians and staff working together across multiple departments.

The Stroke and Cerebrovascular Program in the Neurosciences Institute at CDH is one of the largest, comprehensive stroke centers in Chicago’s western suburbs. The Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center designation demonstrates the commitment Cadence Health has to providing an advanced level of care in the treatment of complex stroke patients.

To schedule an appointment with a Cadence Health Neurologist, call 630.933.4056. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833

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