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Stroke care team

Stroke care at HSHS St. John's consists of specialists, medical, surgical and rehabilitation. The comprehensive stroke care at HSHS St. John's helps support better outcomes for our patients.

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High-definition stroke detection

Upon arriving in the emergency department (ED), suspected stroke patients are sent immediately for a CT scan of the head. The results are obtained from the radiologist within minutes of completion.

 A CT scan is a non-invasive test that combines X-rays and computer scans. A computer combines the images to create views that more easily diagnose problems like stroke. HSHS St. John's Hospital has the latest CT perfusion software to detect a stroke even more quickly.

Stroke specialists

The stroke team at HSHS St. John's Hospital is specially qualified to treat a stroke. The team provides comprehensive care from a variety of specialty trained individuals.

As a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, St. John's offers around-the-clock access to stroke specialists and a full range of treatment options, including rapid transport for interventional or surgical care.

Our stroke care team will make sure that you are receive the highest quality care from the moment your present symptoms through your rehabilitation.

Meet our team

Dr. Hayan Dayoub

Dr. Hayan Dayoub

Springfield Clinic Neurology
Neurosurgery and NeuroIR
Dr. Breck Jones

Dr. Breck Jones

SIU Neurology
Neurosurgery and NeuroIR
Dr. Naim Khoury

Dr. Naim Khoury

Springfield Clinic Neurology
Medical Stroke and NeuroIR
Stroke Medical Director
Dr. Jacob Kitchner

Dr. Jacob Kitchner

Springfield Clinic Neurology
Medical Stroke and NeuroIR

Inpatient care

The next step in stroke care is admission to a nursing unit. Stroke treatment at St. John's includes medical, surgical and rehabilitation options for stroke prevention or to repair some of the damage resulting from the stroke.

While on a nursing unit, patients receive specialized stroke treatment, education, as well as evaluations for speech, occupational and physical therapy. Individualized treatment plans are developed for each patient. Spiritual care services are also available.