• Stroke Treatment

    HSHS St. John’s STAT Stroke team uses rapid response protocols created in collaboration with St. John’s renowned Prairie Heart Institute. By intervening directly at the site of the stroke we can minimize, and potentially avoid, debilitating brain damage.

    The physicians and staff at St. John’s Neurosciences Institute work with referring physicians and medical staff to assist the patient throughout the treatment and recovery process. 

    Excellent care close to home

    Within minutes of arriving at St. John's Hospital, a patient with signs of stroke receives an evaluation of symptoms that results in a quick diagnosis and initiation of treatment. Designated by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, only St. John’s STAT Stroke offers:

    • Around-the-clock access to a stroke neurologist
    • Collaborative review of the patient’s clinical presentation and CT Scan image
    • Selection of a full range of treatment options, including rapid transport for definitive interventional or surgical care
    • Real-time nurse-to-nurse coordination
    • Transport arrangements and guaranteed bed placement
    • Follow-up with and feedback to referring physician

    Stroke Intervention

    St. John's new minimally invasive coil embolization treatment can repair a brain aneurysm and stop a stroke before it starts. Using advanced imaging, St. John's stroke interventionist guides a tiny coil through an artery in a patient's leg to the brain, repairing the aneurysm and preventing a stroke.

    Stroke information

    National Stroke Association

    American Stroke Association

    Stroke Clinical Guidelines