Meet the Northwestern Medicine Stroke Teams

Northwestern Medicine offers the most advanced levels of certification for stroke programs. Our goal is to treat patients as quickly as possible and improve the likelihood they will have a positive outcome after their stroke.

Areas of Care



Why Choose Northwestern Medicine

  • Northwestern Medicine offers eight hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission as providing advanced levels of stroke care throughout Chicagoland.
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital are recognized as Comprehensive Stroke Centers, offering the most advanced levels of stroke treatment available.
  • Northwestern Medicine offers five Primary Stroke Centers. This designation recognizes that stroke services at these hospitals have the critical elements required to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes.
  • Northwestern Medicine connects over a dozen hospitals via telestroke to provide patients throughout Illinois and Indiana with access to stroke specialists without having to leave the ED.
  • Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage hospital offers one of only a few Mobile Stroke Unites in the United States. The mobile stroke unit provides stroke treatment to patients an average of 30 minutes faster.

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For Professionals

Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers must meet the performance measurement requirements for Primary Stroke Centers which includes data collection for the eight Joint Commission stroke (STK) measures.

More details on these measures can be found on the Joint Commission website.

Patient and Family Education

Legal Information

In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, the physician(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.