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In 2015, The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association certified Memorial Medical Center as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

The certification means that Memorial has:

  • highly qualified physicians in key medical specialties (including neurology, neurosurgery, diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology, neuro critical care and emergency medicine),
  • hospital staff with unique and ongoing training,
  • and the latest technology to provide each patient with a full spectrum of treatment options and interventions.

The warning signs are many and may include just a few of the following: severe headaches, dizziness, nausea, projectile vomiting, decrease in balance, decrease in vision, increase in confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, sudden weakness of face, arm, leg especially on one side of the body, and tingling or numbness that doesn’t get better in an hour or so.


FACULTY:  Dr. Hesham Allam, Dr. Bilal Butt, and Dr. Sajjad Mueed.

Appointments may be made by calling (217) 545-8000.


The clinic is located in the SIU Department of Neurology clinic on the 3rd floor (Room 3100) of the SIU Clinics Building, 751 N. Rutledge Street, Springfield, IL

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