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The NCH Advantage

360 Degrees of neurological care from our neurosciences team

Every neurology patient at NCH is covered by our neurosciences team’s ability to manage all aspects of stroke, stroke complications, brain disorders, movement disorders and pain issues. Our neurosciences team consists of:

  • Emergency physicians
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Certified stroke neurologists
  • Neurosurgery and neurointerventional surgery specialists
  • Neurointensive care unit
  • Experienced critical care team
  • Magnet®-awarded nursing staff
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech/occupational therapists

Advanced care for stroke symptoms, only minutes away

As a Primary Stroke Center, Northwest Community Healthcare specialists have fast access to the Emergency Department, Radiology Department and neurological intensive care unit if needed to treat signs of a stroke. NCH is equipped with advanced diagnostic and treatment devices approved by the American College of Radiology for warning signs of a stroke, including:

  • 3.0T MR scanner—GE Healthcare's Discovery MR750 3.0T for MRI/MRA/fMRI is of unprecedented power
  • Multi-slice CT scanners—for painless, fast and non-invasive view of blood vessels in the chest and brain with less radiation exposure
  • A flat-panel biplane angiography system with a range of advanced 3D applications that allow us to image a patient’s heart, vessels and brain structures with greater speed and precision

Advanced neurological care for a wide range of conditions, including:

Adam Williams Initiative Grant

NCH is one of four hospitals nationwide selected for the Adam Williams Initiative Grant. The Initiative provides training and equipment to military and civilian level I and II trauma centers across the United States for the treatment of severe traumatic brain injuries.

The grant will provide continued development of the community-leading expertise NCH has established in the field of neurotrauma and neurocritical care. It allows members of the Intensive Care Unit/ED team to get onsite training at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California. After the onsite training is completed, the Adam Williams Initiative Grant will also aid NCH in the implementation of:

  • Two brain tissue oxygenation monitors (Licox)
  • One pupillometer
  • Two-year membership with the Brain Trauma Foundation
  • $20,000–$30,000 of onsite traumatic brain injury training for NCH staff

For additional information about the Adam Williams Initiative Grant, visit

Get the best in neurological care. For a physician referral, call HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968), or find a physician here.

Healthcare providers: For emergency or urgent intra-hospital transfers, please call our 24-hour Stroke Hotline at 847.618.8888.

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Last Updated 04/10/2009