NCH is a Primary Stroke Center, nationally recognized for excellence. We treat all types of neurological disorders and diseases, as well as neurological complications from injuries. A partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers NCH patients the very best in neurointerventional care in a location that's close to home.
The NCH Advantage
- Nationally Recognized - NCH has received the Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, the Gold Plus Performance Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as well as recognition on the Stroke Honor Roll and Magnet® designation for Nursing Excellence, and the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, and has been a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 11 years in a row (2005-2015).
- Experienced Multi-Disciplinary Team - Neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventional surgeons and other specialists, experienced at diagnosing and treating complex disorders of the brain, nerves and spinal cord including:
- Partners with Northwestern Memorial Hospital - For top neurointerventional care in the northwest suburb, NCH provides patients and their families with 24/7 access to Northwestern neurologists through interactive videoconferencing. In a matter of minutes, the neurologist can review the CT scan taken in the ED and determine whether the patient meets criteria for receiving tPA, a clot-busting drug that must be administered within 3 hours of the onset of stroke symptoms. The real-time access to the neurologist allows NCH patients to receive advanced stroke treatment when time is the most critical.