"This Unit is the first IDPH Approved Mobile Stroke Unit in the State of Illinois. The intent of this Unit is to get the ambulance to the patient, the patient thru the CAT Scan and initiate the proper therapy within 20-30 minutes. These Rapid Treatment Techniques could make the difference between a patient being able to talk or not talk; understanding what is spoken or not understanding; and walking out of the hospital after treatment. This is astounding."
It is a quantum leap in the way we look at a stroke today...the cutting edge of stroke care...for every minute that you delay treatment, there are hundreds and thousands of neurons that are not getting enough oxygen...the thought of bringing the hospital to the patient is astounding."