Helping Kansas doctors treat stroke patients
The University of Kansas Hospital is leading the effort to provide outstanding stroke care to patients across the state. As part of the Kansas Initiative for Stroke Survival, or KISS, doctors from the hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center are on call 24/7 for physicians from every city and town in the state to determine when to administer a critical drug for stroke patients. As a result of this outreach, doctors throughout Kansas are gaining confidence in treating patients.
The best stroke care in the region is in your backyard
The University of Kansas Hospital is 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, post-stroke 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.
Post-stroke 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.
Training and experience set us apart
The University of Kansas Hospital has a staff of the finest neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-intervenionalists and neuro-intensivists in the country. The University of Kansas Hospital’s stroke program offers advanced care from the region’s largest team of specialists who can provide comprehensive treatment for stroke reversal. Each physician has advanced training in neuro-interventional radiology and brings a unique perspective to leading-edge neurologic interventions. The team includes:
The convenience of having all your needs met under one roof is important as you recover from a serious medical condition. If you need a heart specialist, you are in the right place. The Center for Advanced Heart Care is recognized as one of the top facilities in the nation. If you are in need of extensive rehabilitation before you go home, our rehabilitation services department and pain management facility will make sure you return home as healthy as possible.