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Comprehensive Stroke Center: When seconds count

Staffed, equipped 24/7 to provide life-saving stroke care

Sedgwick County’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center

When a patient needs stroke treatment, their long-term health depends on timely, specialized care. Via Christi Comprehensive Stroke Center is a life-saving resource for patients and hospitals throughout Kansas. We are certified by the Joint Commission — an independent accrediting organization — as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, a recognition that reflects our expert care, advanced capabilities and positive stroke recovery outcomes.

Expert neuroscience team

The Via Christi Comprehensive Stroke Center team, which started in the early 2000s, shares a single goal: Provide high quality, coordinated stroke care from the moment the patient enters the emergency room through recovery and rehabilitation. Our team includes emergency physicians and nurses, neurointensivists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, hospitalists, neuroscience nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, neurosurgeons and vascular surgeons, rehabilitation therapists, laboratory and pharmacy staff, and radiologists. Each member is specially trained and has a specific responsibility to respond quickly and completely to the needs of a stroke patient.

Our 20-bed Neurocritical Care unit is the only one in the region, staffed 24/7 with specially trained neuroscience nurse practitioners, physician assistants and bedside nurses. We offer in-house evaluation and treatment for acute stroke, as well as advanced neuro imaging and interventional acute stroke treatment options.

Building quality of life

Patient-centered stroke care and family support continues with inpatient rehabilitation services at Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital and Ascension Via Christi St. Teresa. Patients will receive skilled care from our staff of certified rehabilitation RNs in our state-of-the-art facilities featuring private rooms. Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital’s specialty equipment allows patients to continually set and meet new rehabilitation goals.