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neurosciences

Get the highest level of neurosciences care in Central Illinois

Brain and spine problems like stroke, tumors, back and neck injuries and Parkinson’s disease can be serious and unexpected. So it’s reassuring to know Advocate BroMenn Medical Center offers neurosurgery 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re the only hospital in the area with neurotrauma services and an acute rehabilitation unit. And we’re accredited as a Primary Stroke Center, providing superior care and better outcomes to patients with stroke symptoms.

Rest easy knowing BroMenn Medical Center has an outstanding level of neurosciences expertise when you need it most.

Specialized Neuroscience Care

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center's neurological patients are cared for in the hospital's new Progressive Care Unit by nurses who have been specially trained in aspects of neuroscience and critical care.  A state-of-the-art monitoring system allows patients' vital signs to be monitored simultaneously in their room, at the nurses' station and at a central monitoring station.

Primary Stroke Center

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center is also regarded as a leader in the treatment of stroke. Its Stroke Program has a mission to promote the prevention, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment of stroke within this community and region.  The program provides a coordinated, comprehensive and patient-focused approach to care for adult victims of ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes and Transient Ischemic Strokes  (TIAs, or "mini-strokes").  BroMenn is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by meeting the strict criteria of DNV Healthcare, a health care accrediting organization.  BroMenn is also the recipient of a 2013 Gold Plus Award for Stroke Care from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's "Get With The Guidelines®" program.

BroMenn Community Wellness Services and BroMenn Women's Center periodically offer public education programs on stroke and related illnesses & conditions.

Visit our resource page for important educational materials.

Residency Programs

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center offers a residency program in neurosurgery, in cooperation with the Central Illinois Neuroscience Foundation (CINF), the Midwestern University, and the Osteopathic Post-Doctoral Training Institute. The residency program provides specially selected graduates of osteopathic programs with neurosurgical training after they have completed an internship. Residents spend five years receiving directed and supervised neurosurgical training from CINF neurosurgeons. This includes select outrotations in pediatric neurosurgery and trauma surgery.

In addition, BroMenn Medical Center offers a neurology residency program, in cooperation with the American Osteopathic Association and affiliated with A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Kirksville, Missouri, and the Central Illinois Neuroscience Foundation (CINF) in Bloomington.

Community Cancer Center

Leading the way in innovative treatment and technologies, the Community Cancer Center in Normal is proud to be the first Midwest facility to offer the Cyberknife for treatment of lesions in the spine, head & neck, and other body sites. This radiosurgical tool is both proven and cutting edge, with the Cyberknife team coordinating care and developing treatment protocols.

Stroke/Brain Injury Support Group

BroMenn supports the Stroke/Brain Injury Support Group of the Bloomington/Normal Area.

Survivors of a stroke or brain injury need not cope alone with their recovery, but can discuss successes and setbacks in an open, supportive setting. Meeting once a month, the group seeks to establish and nurture a community of stroke and brain injury survivors, caregivers, and family members. Together, they support each other as survivors, handling everyday challenges. Meetings consist of informational presentations by local healthcare providers on a variety of options and resources available to survivors.

Coupled with group discussions on individual experiences and obstacles, topics are open for those who wish to share their stories with others. Immediate support for survivors and caregivers from experienced volunteers is also available during these trying times.

Meetings are held every third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Central Illinois Neuroscience Foundation, 1015 S. Mercer Avenue, Bloomington. For more information, contact Jackie Smith at 217.935.5476 or Chris Donnan at 217.935.8789.


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