August 27, 2012
Wood-Prince Stroke Center at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Re-certified by the Joint Commission
Lake Forest, Ill. – The Wood-Prince Stroke Center at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital has been re-certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. Under Illinois law, only those facilities designated as Primary Stroke Centers can receive ambulances transporting patients with stroke-like symptoms.
“We are proud to once again be designated as Primary Stroke Center,” says Thomas J. McAfee, President, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. “With this re-certification, Lake County residents can be assured that any family member or neighbor who is experiencing stroke symptoms will receive lifesaving care close to home.”
The initial certification was made possible by a generous donation from the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund on behalf of the Wood-Prince Family. A special plaque recognizing the gift now hangs near the entrance of the Emergency Department and Stroke Center.
“Our family pleased and grateful for the re-certification,” said Alain Wood-Prince. “It recognizes the outstanding work of the hospital’s top-notch clinical staff, and it affirms the benefit to our community.”
Learn more about the Wood-Prince Family Stroke Center.