St. Margaret’s Hospital is an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recognizes St. Margaret’s Hospital as an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital within the state of Illinois. We are capable of providing quality stroke care and assisting in the delivery of care within the State of Illinois. This certification ensures that stroke patients of the Illinois Valley receive the right care, in the safest environment, when it matters most. As an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital (ESRH), we diagnose, treat, and transport acute stroke patients to a higher level of care if needed. ESRHs must continually authenticate with IDPH their continue compliance with the required ESRH criteria to ensure the hospital satisfies these requirements 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.