Accredited Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
Vista Health System's Primary Stroke Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and committed to acting fast when it comes to preventing and treating strokes.
Strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is disrupted and are signaled by a sudden loss of vision, face numbness, dizziness and/or a severe headache. Risk factors include high-blood pressure, diabetes, excess alcohol consumption, genetics and heart disease.
Strokes are real emergencies. Our professional emergency response and stroke alert teams are trained and ready to quickly attend to these critical situations. When you come to our stroke center, you can expect:
We also partner with SSEEO (Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other) to offer support, education and resources to you and your family.
Check our calendar for support group dates and times.
The Stroke program at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan recently received a nationally recognized quality achievement award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Vista’s Stroke program earned the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined . Vista East is the only hospital in Lake County, Illinois, to receive this honor. Vista East received the Silver-Plus award last year.
Get With The Guidelines-Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Vista earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.
Vista also received the association’s Stroke Honor Roll for meeting stroke quality measures that reduce the time between hospital arrival and treatment with the clot-buster tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.
Since July 2012, Vista East has participated in the Rush TeleStroke Network with Rush University Medical Center. Using a TeleStroke robot on site at Vista East, the Emergency Department staff can quickly connect to a Rush neurologist on call 24/7 who can see and hear patients while reviewing the patient’s vitals and other data. This allows the Rush neurologist to assess the stroke symptoms and determine if tPA is recommended.
For more information, please call:
Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085