DMH Brain & Stroke Center


A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. When a stroke occurs, brain cells in the immediate area begin to die because they stop getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function. Although stroke is a disease of the brain, it can affect the entire body. Stroke is a medical emergency. Every minute counts when someone is having a stroke. The longer blood flow is cut off to the brain, the greater the damage. Immediate treatment can save people’s lives and enhance their chances for successful recovery.

Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death. Every year, 750,000 Americans suffer a stroke. The good news is that treatments are available that can greatly reduce the damage caused by a stroke. However, you need to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and get to a hospital quickly. The multidisciplinary team of experts at the DMH Brain & Stroke Center provide specialized care for the advanced treatment of stroke and other brain disorders. DMH Brain & Stroke Center provides around-the-clock acute stroke care for the entire central Illinois region.

To learn more,
contact the DMH Brain & Stroke Center
at 217-876-FAST (3278).

If you think that you or someone else may be having a stroke,
call 911 immediately and get to the DMH Emergency Care Center FAST!