Neurology and Stroke
At Progress West Hospital, our expert neurological team is prepared to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the nervous system and brain such as the onset of seizures, sleep disorders, changes in mental status, stroke and other disorders.
Progress West's Neurodiagnostic Testing Lab and full participation in a coordinated, acute stroke network with Washington University physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital offers the latest technology and expertise in a comfortable, community setting.
Our neurodiagnostic testing lab at Progress West offers a full range of neurodiagnostic tests for patient with onset of seizures, sleep disorders, changes in mental status and other disorders. Our neurodiagnostics team focuses on your comfort. Using the latest technology, our experienced technicians perform the test, which are read and interpreted by board-certified neurologists who consult with your physician.
Tests we offer either on an inpatient or outpatient basis include:
- Electroencephalogram (EEG) – this test measures and records the electrical activity of your brain by using sensors (electrodes) attached to your head.
- Nerve conduction studies/electromyography (EMG) – this test measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction. Nerve conduction study measures how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals.
- Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) test – this test evaluates the visual pathways in your brain by using electrodes attached to your head.
Your doctor will call us to schedule your appointment. We offer convenient hours for appointments, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and we can typically accommodate same day and next day appointment.
Hospitals Certified as Primary Stroke Centers
Residents of St. Charles County have access to the expertise of Washington University physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital for immediate stroke care. Progress West Hospital and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital participate as full partners in an accredited stroke network that speeds the process to assess and treat stroke patients in the community.
After undergoing on-site evaluations and demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care, the hospitals have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for certification as Primary Stroke Centers.
As stroke-ready hospitals, patients can receive immediate stroke consultation with Washington University neurologists and neurosurgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. They can assist in determining the appropriate location for care with the goal of returning the patient to the community hospital setting as quickly as possible. Progress West has added a telemedicine robot in our Emergency Department, which enables WU neurologists to see and interact with the patient and provide real-time consultation to Progress West emergency physicians.
“In stroke care, time is brain,” says Linda Canoy, stroke coordinator, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital. “By achieving certification as Primary Stroke Centers, both Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West have proven their ability to provide effective, timely care that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. We’re proud to achieve this distinction, and we are pleased to have The Joint Commission recognize our commitment to providing the best possible care to our patients and our community.”
The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on the recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition
and the American Stroke Association’s
statements and guidelines for stroke care.