HSHS St. John’s stroke team uses rapid response protocols created in collaboration with St. John’s renowned Prairie Heart Institute.

The physicians and staff at St. John’s 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, St. John’s stroke team 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 surgical care
  • Real-time nurse-to-nurse coordination
  • Transport arrangements and guaranteed bed placement
  • Follow-up with and feedback to referring physician

Stroke information

Stroke Clinical Guidelines