Recognized as leaders in the evaluation, assessment, treatment and research of a variety of neurological disorders, our dedicated, integrated, 24/7 team is committed to treating difficult neurological disorders while providing compassionate patient care.
Our team includes:
- Surgeons specializing in cerebrovascular disease
- Neuro-interventionalists with special training in minimally invasive procedures
- Neurologists and hospitalists specializing in stroke, critical care, epilepsy and many other neurologic disorders
Dedicated Nursing Staff
Specially trained for neurological disorders, our nurses can detect and respond to subtle patient changes specific to neurological conditions. Our nurses are trained to use the latest technology and methods to treat and help their patients in the operating room, the neurosciences ICU and the stroke unit.
Loyola neuro nurses are staffed to meet patients’ needs. Depending on the number of patients in our neuro inpatient facility, and their level of need, our number of nurses will rise or fall to meet the daily patient demands. Unique to Loyola, this flexible method for staffing guarantees the specialized attention and expertise patients with neurological conditions require.
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is now among the 5 percent of health-care organizations with the elite Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This designation indicates that LUHS represents the highest standards for nursing excellence and quality of care for our patients. At Loyola, these standards create an environment that encourages innovation, embraces diversity, respects life and values human dignity while providing first-rate clinical care, education and research. This comprehensive approach to care affords our patients the best possible outcomes.
- Neuro inpatient, a 40-bed unit in which diagnostic methods, surgical techniques, therapeutic modalities and interventional neurology are combined to provide patients with the best possible outcome
- Dedicated neuro ICU staffed by neurointensivists, doctors trained in clinical neuroscience – typically neurology or neurosurgery – who also are skilled in critical care medicine
- ICU care that includes emergency transport by helicopter, used for patients suffering from urgently life-threatening conditions
- Epilepsy-monitoring unit for continuous EEG and video monitoring
- Inpatient acute stroke unit for 24-hour monitoring and specialized stroke care
Nationally Recognized Centers
Stroke Center at Loyola University Health System
Our stroke center comprises internationally and nationally recognized stroke experts:
- The Loyola Stroke Center is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center with Disease Specific Certification for Loyola's commitment to excellence and quality of stroke care.
- The Loyola Stroke Center also has been recognized by the American Stroke Association with its Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award for Loyola’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care through a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.
- Loyola is the only academic medical center in the Chicago area accredited as a stroke specialty program by CARF International.
- Loyola's acute inpatient rehabilitation unit is accredited by CARF International.
A Few of Our Other Outstanding Centers
- Loyola’s epilepsy program is a Level 4 Specialized Epilepsy Center certified by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
- In 2004, Loyola was the first and only medical center in the Chicago area to begin evaluating the artificial cervical disc, an alternative to spinal fusion that the Food and Drug Administration approved July 16, 2007.
- The first center of its kind in the Midwest, the Loyola University Health System Center for Facial Nerve Disorders combines more than 10 medical and surgical specialties for treatment of facial nerve problems.
- Loyola is one of the first medical centers in the Chicago area to offer a new screening procedure for cancer of the esophagus, called transnasal esophagoscopy, or TNE. Using a new ultra-thin scope that does not require sedation, Loyola otolaryngologists and their patients can see results right away, and patients can return to work immediately without having to be driven by a family member.