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Importance of a Certified Primary Stroke Center
Illinois legislation has established a special set of requirements for hospitals, which are intended to save more stroke patients’ lives and lessen the need for institutional care. The law means that ambulances must travel to a hospital with a stroke-certified emergency room, even if it’s much farther away.
Thanks to a generous endowment gift from the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund, Lake Forest Hospital established the Wood-Prince Family Stroke Center—which received accreditation from The Joint Commission in July 2010 as a Certified Primary Stroke Center.2 This center enables us to enhance our existing stroke care and advance the emergency care we provide to residents of Lake County.
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