There are at least 795,000 strokes annually and for every 3-4 minutes someone dies from a stroke and for every hour into a stroke, the brain is aged 3.6 years and for every second into a stroke, 32,000 neurons die. Learn the symptoms of stroke and always call 9-1-1 immediately if you or someone is experiencing one or more of the warning signs of stroke.
St. Elizabeth's Hospital was designated as 1 of 21 Emergent Stroke Ready Hospitals in Illinois by the Illinois Department of Public Health in July 2014. Obtaining this high-level designation, in partnership with our Stroke Telemedicine Program, means that St. Elizabeth's is equipped to offer appropriate stroke treatment, immediately, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This region-leading Stroke Telemedicine Program allows national stroke specialists to connect with patients, families, and physicians at St. Elizabeth's through a Stroke Telemedicine Robot and a wireless connection, saving valuable time, when it matters most.