Why Choose the Rush Stroke Program at Rush Oak Park Hospital

  • Rush Oak Park Hospital is certified by the Joint Commission as a primary stroke center, a certification recognizing hospitals whose practices support better stroke outcomes. Certification recognizes that we have a dedicated stroke-focused program providing individualized care to meet stroke patients’ needs, and that we use data to assess and continually improve the quality of care for stroke patients.
  • The convenience and personal touch of a community hospital are combined with the technology and expertise of a world-class teaching hospital. You’ll have access to Rush University Medical Center experts in neurosurgery, critical care neurology, communication disorders and other specialties. And at Rush Oak Park Hospital, you’ll receive expert care from stroke neurologists and physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists), as well as services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
  • The Rush Stroke Program at Rush Oak Park Hospital shares physicians, technologies and communications — even an electronic health record system — with the Rush Stroke Program at Rush University Medical Center, certified by the Joint Commission as a comprehensive stroke center. So it’s seamless for you to get specialized services at Rush’s downtown campus and follow-up care close to home.
  • The Rush Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, a state-of-the-art ambulance staffed with a team of emergency stroke care specialists, serves several western suburbs from its base at Rush Oak Park Hospital. The unit is equipped with a CT scanner that transmits images to a Rush radiologist, telemedicine technology for immediate consultation with a Rush stroke neurologist, and lifesaving clot-busting medications.