Primary Stroke Center
UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois provides comprehensive, coordinated stroke care with advanced facilities in Peoria and Pekin. If you see stroke symptoms is yourself or a loved one, don't wait. Get to a UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois Emergency Department fast.
Choose UnityPoint Health for Stroke Treatment
UnityPoint Health upholds a rich tradition of excellence in stroke treatment throughout Central Illinois, providing a full range of services, from the emergency room to rehabilitation, to diagnose and treat patients who suffer from a stroke. UnityPoint Health - Methodist is a certified Primary Stroke Center with the The Joint Commission (TJC), and has recently earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Primary Stroke Center Certification. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization's commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
The UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois professional stroke team — a board-certified stroke neurologist, registered nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, and dietitian — provide coordinated care and treatment throughout the patient's hospitalization.
Our experienced neurosurgeons are available 24 hours a day to ensure immediate care. UnityPoint Health - Methodist offers Stroke Team Call, which is a system to activate caregivers immediately when a possible stroke patient arrives. It includes rapid recognition of symptoms, rapid triage, and rapid response.
Emergency Stroke Care
Every second counts during stroke, and every second, UnityPoint Health is here. UnityPoint Health -Central Illinois Emergency Departments provide around-the-clock emergency room care from doctors and nurses who are highly trained in delivering life-saving stroke treatment. Learn more about the UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois Emergency Departments.
Stroke Recovery & Rehabilitation
Our commitment to providing ongoing care to stroke victims extends beyond stroke treatment. Our stroke rehabilitation program focuses on each patient's return to daily activities at home, work and the community. Stroke rehabilitation at Methodist is offered at two levels:
From the moment life-saving stroke treatment is administered to the time of full recovery, UnityPoint Health is dedicated to providing comprehensive stroke care to patients and their families. Learn more about stroke symptoms, risk factors and causes here.