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Stroke Center Designation

The best stroke care in the region is in your backyard

The University of Kansas Hospital's Stroke Center is a certified Comprehensive Stroke CenterThe University of Kansas Hospital was one of the first five healthcare facilities in the nation to be recognized as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit agency that certifies and accredits healthcare programs across the country.

Comprehensive stroke center standards are stringent, and the hospital meets or exceeds these standards on a daily basis. Providing the most comprehensive care, dedicated facilities, advanced technology, a proven track record for procedures, poststroke care plans and clinical research set The University of Kansas Hospital apart.

Evaluation and treatment

Highly trained stroke neurologists and neuro-interventionalists provide stroke care around the clock. An Acute Stroke Response Team sees stroke patients who arrive in the emergency room within three to five minutes. 

Neuro-intensive care unit

The hospital’s care unit is dedicated to complex stroke patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Poststroke evaluation

The hospital’s stroke care team works with patients throughout their recovery and after they have been discharged to prevent a second stroke from occurring. We conduct several diagnostic tests and evaluations during your hospitalization in order to keep you from suffering another stroke. 

Specialized stroke treatment

With one of the few dedicated stroke care units in the metro, The University of Kansas Hospital is qualified to provide the most specialized care available. From state-of-the-art heart rhythm monitors to a dedicated neurology medical/surgical facility to an inpatient stroke rehabilitation facility, the hospital is prepared to meet your needs.