Our Story

 

Central Illinois Neuro Health Sciences (CINHS) began with the inspiration of Ann R. Stroink, M.D. to bring neurosurgery to her hometown of Bloomington in 1985. She was joined at the original office on Franklin Street in 1995 by Keith Kattner, D.O. who focused on skull-based surgery during the 14 years he served the Bloomington community.  Our practice was enhanced by the addition of Emilio Nardone, M.D. in 2000 with an expertise in neuro oncology and minimally invasive spine surgeries. Jason Seibly, D.O. joined CINHS in 2008 from our residency program and has interests in functional neurosurgery care, brain surgery, and spine surgery. Charles Rosen, MD, PhD joined CINHS in 2019.  He is a renowned vascular neurosurgeon who has particular experience and noted expertise in cranial base surgery, neurovascular disease, and neuro-oncology.

 

CINHS grew rapidly over the years, branching out into an imaging center with focus on neurologic imaging and a physiatry practice for nerve testing and non-surgical interventions.  Physical Therapy services were introduced to CINHS in 2019 to address the needs of patients for either non-surgical or post-surgical care. As a way to also serve the needs of neuro education and research, Central Illinois Neuroscience Foundation was formed to serve the community. Dr. Hans Stroink donated the former site of Stroink Lab on Mercer Avenue in Bloomington to the Foundation to support their activities. Participating in Foundation activities complements the core mission of CINHS in providing the best neurosurgical care to Central Illinois.

 

For patient convenience, comprehensive care is provided under one roof which also includes pain management and physical therapy. We are proud of our relationships with other providers who mutually support care throughout the Bloomington, Pontiac, Champaign, and Mattoon areas.

 

Continuing to improve care in the community, we spearheaded bringing state of the art technology, the Cyberknife, for noninvasive treatment of cancers and tumors in collaboration with the Community Cancer Center. Since 2002, we have also been active in preparing future generations of neurosurgeons with a supervised residency program, in collaboration with Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and OSF St. Joseph Medical Centers. To date, twenty-three physicians have graduated from the residency program, including Dr. Seibly in 2008.

 

Throughout the years, one thing has remained consistent in our combined 95 years of neurosurgical experience: our devotion, care, and concern for our patients. Dr. Stroink, Dr. Nardone, Dr. Seibly, Dr. Rosen, and the entire staff of CINHS are dedicated to maintaining the utmost care for our patients and treating each as family. CINHS maintains the best compassionate neuroscience care to our patients in Central Illinois.