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Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center

When time matters

Never is time more important than when you are suffering a stroke.

Strokes are the No. 1 cause of long-term disability and one of the leading causes of death in the United States. They can be preventable and treatable. But only if you and your doctors act quickly.

The University of Kansas Health System’s Comprehensive Stroke Center has the most qualified team in the region to treat strokes, help patients recover to their best ability and prevent future strokes. With the nation’s top doctors and nurses located right here in this area, The University of Kansas Health System is your best choice for stroke care – every time.

The University of Kansas Hospital's Stroke Center is a certified Comprehensive Stroke CenterWhat sets us apart


As one of the first five healthcare facilities in the nation to be named an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, The University of Kansas Health System has been recognized for its resources, staff and training in the care of stroke patients. 

This designation is critical for stroke patients because it holds the hospital to a higher standard of care. Specifically, the doctors and nurses of The University of Kansas Health System:

  • Are part of the largest dedicated stroke care team in the area, providing care 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Have better technology to assess and treat patients
  • Have better response times for treating stroke patients
  • Have more experience administering stroke medicine and performing surgeries when necessary
  • Have dedicated rehabilitation and recovery plans for patients when they leave the hospital
  • Participate in research to study the causes and effects of strokes

Additionally, the stroke team at The University of Kansas Health System is using a specialized software program called RAPID to aid in deciding the best treatment course for a patient with acute ischemic stroke.

The clock is ticking

If you are admitted to the hospital with symptoms of a stroke, you won’t just see an emergency room doctor. One of our stroke experts will be at your bedside within minutes. And the time it takes to administer the drugs critical for treatment is well below the national average. 

Seconds, minutes and hours make all the difference in your recovery from a stroke. Trust the stroke care team at The University of Kansas Health System to be your partners in ensuring you will have more time to enjoy life.

National recognition

Get With The Guidelines

2017 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines program helps ensure that patients receive care that meets the latest evidence-based guidelines.

U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospital Rankings

The University of Kansas Hospital's neurology & neurosurgery program is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2017-18.

The University of Kansas Hospital's Neurology and Neurosurgery program was No. 26 among the top 50 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2017-18.

New Research to Help Stroke Patients

New research studies stroke patients' level of activity while in the hospital

Novel research targets patient activity levels while in the hospital. Read more.