The Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) has been recertified by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, according to a news release from Central DuPage Hospital. The release notes that CDH—the only advanced comprehensive stroke center in Chicago’s west suburbs—was first awarded certification in 2012.

Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center certification recognizes hospitals that meet standards to treat the most complex stroke cases, the release explains. Per the release, CDH patients have 24/7 access to a comprehensive stroke team that includes neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-interventionists, neuro-rehabilitation specialists, nurses, therapists, case managers, and social workers; advanced imaging capabilities and treatment options; and a multidisciplinary team to coordinate post-hospital care and patient goals.

CDH also participates in a variety of clinical trials to study new treatments and therapies for stroke patients, per the release. Since 2013, five trials have been completed, seven are still active, and several more are scheduled for open enrollment in the coming months.

“This re-certification demonstrates the strong commitment by CDH physicians, nurses and staff to providing high-quality stroke care to our patients,” says Brian Lemon, president, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, in the release.

On Tuesday, May 5 from 9 am to 1 pm, CDH will host Stroke Awareness Day to educate patients and visitors about the signs of stroke. Blood pressure screenings and educational materials will also be offered during the event.

For more information about Stroke Awareness Day, contact (630) 933-3278 or TTY for hearing impaired (630) 933-4833.

[Sources: PRNewswire, Central DuPage Hospital]