Comprehensive Stroke Center

The University of Chicago Medicine has two nationally recognized stroke centers, including our Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Hyde Park. This designation is considered a "Gold Seal of Approval" and recognizes the exceptional efforts of the UChicago Medicine Stroke Center team to provide advanced care according to the latest stroke treatment standards, and to strive for continuous improvement in care. The Stroke Center has also achieved the “Gold Plus” award from the American Heart Association (AHA).

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UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Stroke Center of Excellence

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial developed its stroke center in 2006 to increase awareness of stroke symptoms and prevention–and to diagnose and treat stroke patients as quickly as possible. Under the medical direction of board-certified neurologist Engin Yilmaz, MD, the Stroke Center integrates the services of the emergency department, nursing, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy and rehabilitation. This multidisciplinary approach to stroke management covers all aspects of stroke care, from prevention and diagnosis to acute care and rehabilitation. 

In addition to emergent and acute inpatient care for stroke patients, UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial offers a full continuum of care, including rehabilitation and support both on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Expedited patient transfer, urgent transfers and consultations

If you are a healthcare provider and wish to transfer a patient with a neurologic emergency or to speak with our team directly, call our dedicated NeuroICU transfer line at 1-773-834-6742. It will be answered by an attending neuro-intensivist, addressing ischemic stroke, brain bleeding, status epilepticus, neurotrauma, hydrocephalus, tumors and other neurologic emergencies.

If requested, we will facilitate seamless transfer and make arrangements for bed assignment

To schedule a consultation for a less urgent neurovascular condition, call us at:

Transfer Center