Riverside Medical Center has received the HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award for the second year in a row. This places Riverside among the Top 5% in the nation for treatment of stroke.
- One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best hospitals for Stroke Care in 2014
- Recipient of the Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award in 2014
- Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award - 5 years in a row (2010-2014)
- Ranked among the Top 5% in the nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2014
- Ranked among the Top 10% in the nation for Neurosciences in 2014
- ★★★★★ Five-Stars for Treatment of Stroke - 5 Years in a Row (2010-2014)
- Recipient of Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
Certified Primary Stroke Center
Riverside Medical Center, the area's first certified Primary Stroke Center, has earned accreditation as a Certified Primary Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare for demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care.
Stroke is not just an older person's illness; it can strike people of all ages. In fact, it's the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
Nationally recognized care and leading edge technology
Riverside Medical Center has received Primary Stroke Center Certification, by DNV Healthcare. This certification recognizes hospitals that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. In addition, Riverside is a leader in technology to advance stroke treatment and help improve outcomes. The addition of the Telemedicine Robot to the Primary Stroke Center helps Riverside s award-winning stroke team to collaborate with Rush University Medical Center experts on even the most complicated stroke cases.
Are you at risk for a stroke?
Take our Stroke Risk Assessment Survey to see if you're at risk of a stroke. Being able to recognize a stroke is the first key to survival; and things like attention to high blood pressure, cholesterol and exercise can dramatically lessen your risk for stroke. So, Riverside Medical Center has begun the Riverside Stroke Center to help educate our community about strokes.
Another key to survival is to take immediate action. So, from the first sign of symptom onset, call 9-1-1 and get to an emergency room, because one hour can make the difference of a lifetime for you or a loved one.
Why? Because receiving medical attention as early as possible within the first three hours of a stroke greatly increases a person's chance for survival and even complete recovery.
Types of Stroke: What is a Mini-Stroke/TIA?
According to the American Stroke Association (ASA), strokes can be classified into 2 main categories:
- 87% are ischemic strokes. These are strokes caused by blockage of an artery (or, in rare instances, a vein).
- 13% are hemorrhagic strokes. These are strokes caused by bleeding.
Learn what resources you have available in your area, and keep in mind that Riverside's highly specialized staff is always ready to help in a stroke emergency.
Riverside Stroke Center
350 North Wall Street
Kankakee, IL 60901