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Franciscan Health Olympia Fields redesignated as Acute Stroke Ready hospital

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields has been redesignated as an Acute Stroke Ready hospital by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the hospital announced today.

“We serve a somewhat aging community and with that comes an increased risk of stroke,” said Vernell Johnson III, MD, chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs at Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. “Our community needs to be able to go to a facility that can treat potential strokes immediately and with this designation, that is exactly what we provide for the patient.”

Acute Stroke Ready hospitals serve as the . . .

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