Nationally Recognized Stroke Care Near You

Saint Luke’s treats more strokes than any other hospital in the region. And we offer the fastest, most effective care for stroke and brain injury.

Getting help quickly during a stroke is critical. With many locations throughout our region, Saint Luke’s award-winning stroke care is always nearby.

The stroke team at Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute treats more strokes and restores blood flow to the brain faster than any other hospital in the region. Saving millions of brain cells can be the difference between simply surviving—and thriving.

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Nationally Recognized Care

Our dedicated efforts to offer patients the best care continue to receive national recognition:

  • Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Wright Memorial Hospital have earned accreditation from The Joint Commission.
  • Awarded the highest level of recognition for stroke care by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.

Fast Stroke Care in Action

BE FAST to Spot a Stroke

BE FAST is an easy way to remember the signs of a stroke. When you see the signs, you will know that you need to call 911 first. BE FAST stands for:

  • B is for balance: Sudden onset of loss of balance, coordination, or dizziness.
  • E is for eyes: Sudden onset of vision loss, blurred vision, or double vision.
  • F is for face drooping: One side of the face is drooping or numb. When a person smiles, the smile is uneven.
  • A is for arm weakness: One arm is weak or numb. When the person lifts both arms at the same time, one arm may drift downward.
  • S is for abnormal speech: You may notice slurred speech or difficulty speaking. The person can’t repeat a simple sentence correctly when asked.
  • T is for time to dial 911: If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if they decrease or disappear entirely, call 911 right away. Make note of the time symptoms first appeared.

Learn more about your stroke symptoms, causes, and how to reduce your risk by watching videos in our Education Center.

Rehabilitation After a Stroke

Saint Luke’s cares for the most patients suffering from stroke in the region, so we know a one-size-fits-all rehabilitation plan doesn’t work for every patient. Our combination of leading-edge technology and personalized treatment is one reason more of our stroke patients return home—instead of requiring additional rehab at a long-term care facility—than other facilities in the region.

For patients needing additional help returning to their optimal level of function, Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is the only comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation hospital of its kind in the area. The Rehabilitation Institute is backed by Saint Luke’s expert and experienced caregivers who provide comprehensive care for patients who are recovering from stroke.

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