Stroke Outcomes Data

Nationally recognized stroke care

Saint Luke's is proud to deliver nationally recognized stroke care. Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City has consistently earned several prestigious honors for stroke care, including:

  • The Joint Commission named Saint Luke's an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, its most prestigious designation.
  • Saint Luke's earned the highest honor of Get With The Guidelines®—Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes adherence to quality indicators for two or more years, as well as the speed of administering clot-busting thrombolytics.
  • The state of Missouri honored Saint Luke's with the designation of a Time Critical Diagnosis Level I Center for Stroke. Saint Luke's earned the designation for its ability to offer the highest level of specialized care for the most complex cases.

Stroke and cerebrovascular quality metrics

Saint Luke's Hospital's volume and outcomes data is publicly reported, as required by the Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Note: SLH = Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

Stroke Treatment Rates

Saint Luke’s Hospital uses thrombolytic therapy or endovascular treatment in nearly 44% of stroke cases compared to the regional rate of 22% and national rate of 28.1%.

Ischemic Stroke Treatment

Number of Saint Luke's Hospital patients who received clot-busting IV thrombolytic or endovascular clot retrieval to treat their stroke.

Carotid Complication Rates


Nonsurgical Complication Rates


Surgical Complication Times


Timeliness of Reperfusion Therapy

Source: American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines® data, Jan.–Dec. 2021.