Quality stroke care, close to home
To ensure access to high quality stroke care for all patients in the community and surrounding rural areas, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital partners with Stroke Telemedicine. Through this telemedicine technology, information is electronically transmitted via a mobile 'robot' device in order to maximize resources, increase efficiency and maintain high levels of care. Doctors and medical staff use video and audio technology so a physician can evaluate and interact directly with the patient remotely, thus giving patients in the metro-east immediate access to neurology specialists.
St. Elizabeth's Hospital was designated as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital in Illinois by the Illinois Department of Public Health in July 2014. Obtaining this high-level designation, in partnership with our Stroke Telemedicine Program, means that St. Elizabeth's is equipped to offer appropriate stroke treatment, immediately, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This region-leading Stroke Telemedicine Program allows national stroke specialists to connect with patients, families, and physicians at St. Elizabeth's through a Stroke Telemedicine Robot and a wireless connection, saving valuable time, when it matters most.