Stroke Care

Our stroke care is all about getting you treated quickly, effectively and with the best shot at recovery — and prevention of a future stroke.

Our stroke care is all about getting you treated quickly, effectively and with the best shot at recovery — and prevention of a future stroke.

Our stroke care is all about getting you treated quickly, effectively and with the best shot at recovery — and prevention of a future stroke.

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Among the Best in the U.S. for Neurology and Neurosurgery

U.S. News & World Report ranked Rush University Medical Center No. 4 in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery.

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The Rush Approach to Stroke Care

At Rush, every patient we treat for an emergency stroke or follow-up care after a stroke or TIA benefits from the thousands of patients we've seen before. That's because we analyze patient cases as a team to discover how we can continually improve stroke care.

In downtown Chicago, Rush is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. And, Rush has two certified Primary Stroke Centers in Oak Park and Aurora/Fox Valley. That means you and your loved ones are receiving the highest level of stroke care when you visit our hospitals. We also offer clinical trials that seek to expand current treatment windows and improve technologies used to treat stroke. 

Our goals for your care are the following:

  • Treat emergency strokes as quickly and effectively as possible to minimize damage to your body.
  • Prevent another, future stroke by educating you and your family about health and lifestyle changes you can make to decrease your stroke risk.
  • Provide you with the rehabilitation and other medical and support services you need to recover as fully as possible from your stroke or TIA.

Stroke Care Providers at Rush

Rush has stroke care providers in Chicago, Oak Park and Aurora/Fox Valley.

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Rush Excellence in Stroke Care

  • Immediate, emergency care: Every second matters during a stroke. That's why Rush has extensive processes in place to make sure that our clinicians start preparing for a patient's arrival as soon as we learn someone with a stroke is on their way to our emergency departments.
  • Surgical treatment during a stroke: Rush neurosurgeons have additional training in cerebrovascular surgery to treat all types of stroke emergencies. During emergency stroke treatment they stop the bleeding in a stroke caused by a ruptured blood vessel or remove the clot in a stroke caused by a blocked blood vessel.
  • Nationally recognized stroke care: Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital have been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with the Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award. In addition, Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital have received the Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Award. These awards recognize that Rush hospitals provide timely and effective stroke care that is among the best in the country.
  • Rush stroke expertise across the region: Through our Rush Telestroke Network, we share our stroke expertise with local hospitals throughout the region. This helps these physicians decide whether a patient is eligible for the clot-busting medication, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), or if they need to be transferred to Rush for more complex stroke care.
  • Addressing short- and long-term effects from stroke: To address effects caused by a stroke, Rush offers a variety of rehabilitation services across the system, starting while you're recovering in the hospital with inpatient rehab. We also have outpatient stroke rehab (e.g., physical, occupational and speech therapy) in Chicago, Oak Park and Aurora. To reduce your risk for another future stroke, we help you make medical and lifestyle changes and connect you to other Rush specialists as needed.
  • Support for survivors of stroke: Rush hosts support groups in Chicago and Aurora for survivors of stroke and their caregivers. At these meetings, you can share your experiences and learn from others.

Get a Second Opinion

Our stroke neurologists can confirm your diagnosis and point you to potential new treatment options after a stroke or TIA.

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Clinical Trials

Researchers at Rush are investigating new stroke treatments.

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Testimonials

From the time we came into the emergency room [at Rush Copley Medical Center] and until we left 18 days later, we had excellent care. The emergency room doctors were very responsive to Clarence’s need. Clarence’s progress has a lot to do with the fast action from the doctors and nurses when he arrived in the emergency room. When he was in ICU, every day the doctors and nurses [were] very attentive to his needs. 

Thank you, Wanda B. 

Stroke Care Locations

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Chicago

Rush Stroke Care - Chicago

1725 W Harrison St
Suite 1121
Chicago, IL 60612

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Aurora/Fox Valley

Rush Copley 2040 Physician Office Building

Rush Copley Medical Group Neurosurgery

2040 Ogden Ave
Suite 300
Aurora, IL 60504

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Office Hours:

Mon – Thu: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Rush Copley Heart Institute

Rush Copley Cardiovascular, a Department of Rush Copley Medical Center - Aurora Ogden

2088 Ogden Ave
Suite 160
Aurora, IL 60504

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Office Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Rush Copley Healthcare Center

Rush Copley Cardiovascular, a Department of Rush Copley Medical Center - Yorkville

1100 W Veterans Pkwy
Suite 320
Yorkville, IL 60560

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Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: 8:00 am – 4:03 pm
Thu: Closed
Fri: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Rush Copley Emergency Center

Rush Copley Emergency Center - Yorkville

1122 W Veterans Pkwy
Yorkville, IL 60560

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Hours:

24 Hours
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