“Stat Stroke” Program
Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics is a designated Acute Stroke Ready Hospital (ASRH) by the Illinois Department of Public Health. This means the hospital has a direct phone connection with a neurologist at one or more larger Primary Stroke or Comprehensive Hospitals within the state. To receive designation, hospitals must measure their outcomes and times to treatment and are subject to random inspections by the state.
In addition, as a Get With The Guidelines® — Stroke hospital, Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics has developed a comprehensive system for providing rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke when patients are admitted to the Emergency Department. This includes always being equipped to provide brain-imaging scans, making neurologists available to conduct patient evaluations, and using clot-busting medications when appropriate.
For more information on the Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics Emergency Department, call 217-854-3141