Acute Stroke Care Program
What is it?
When patients have suffered an acute stroke, they may receive 24-hour monitoring and care at the Loyola Acute Stroke Care Unit (ASCU). The acute stroke team works with these patients to identify potential complications, monitor potential changes in brain and heart function, and assess and treat the cause of the stroke. If the patient is in critical condition, care is provided in our state-of-the-art Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit. The acute stroke care unit and neurosciences ICU are staffed by dedicated stroke neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointensivists and nurses who are trained to promptly detect and respond to the nuances of neurological disorders and who are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to assess, determine therapies and care for patients with acute ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes and other complex acute cerebrovascular disorders.
The Loyola difference
For the sixth year in a row, Loyola University Medical Center has won the Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. U.S. News & World Report also ranked us as a high-performing hospital in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Loyola has been certified by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.