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Rush Stroke Program

The Rush Stroke Program provides comprehensive acute care for emergency stroke and related conditions, such as transient ischemic attacks (TIA) and brain aneurysms. The program also provides follow-up care for patients coping with the aftermath of a stroke.

The program's goal is to prevent occurrence of a future stroke by providing you with the following:

  • Medical management
  • Neurosurgical options
  • Tools to modify your lifestyle

The stroke program welcomes individuals seeking a second opinion. 

Stroke care at Rush: by the numbers

View data on Rush's stroke care here.

Nationally recognized for stroke care

The program has been certified by the Joint Commission as a comprehensive stroke center. This certification recognizes hospitals that have the most advanced level of stroke care for patients. 

Rush is also one of only two hospitals in Chicago to receive both the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award and the AHA/ASA's Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Award. These prestigious awards recognize Rush's commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.