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Stroke care

When a stroke happens, every second counts. As the region’s leader in stroke care, Mercyhealth offers 24/7 treatment at our certified stroke centers throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

From diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and continued care, our highly trained stroke team provides advanced stroke treatments and therapies to save lives and reduce the long-term effects of stroke.

Why choose Mercyhealth for stroke care

In a stroke emergency, having an experienced team with access to the latest treatments, including the most advanced neurovascular intervention (physical removal of blood clots in the brain) for the most critical stroke patients is essential.

We perform catheter-based procedures that can break up or remove stroke-causing blood clots, repair aneurysms in the brain, stent narrowed arteries in the neck and brain, and treat blood vessel malformations.

Our highly trained stroke experts are dedicated to giving you the best care available, helping get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Certified stroke centers

Mercyhealth has five certified stroke centers throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Our comprehensive stroke center at Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside provides the highest level of care possible to the most critical stroke patients. Our primary stroke center and three acute stroke ready centers ensure that we are prepared to strokes at any given moment.

Rehabilitation and recovery

We do more than treat stroke emergencies. We also help people regain their independence after a stroke.

Our physical, occupational and speech therapists offer both inpatient and outpatient stroke rehabilitation. Our stroke team is with you every step of the way, focusing on your recovery and helping to restore your life.