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.