Man in hospital bed at Ascension site of care after getting emergency stroke care.

Get the stroke care you need in Wichita

Specialists at Ascension Via Christi Stroke Center in Wichita, Kansas, deliver stroke care and rehabilitation to help you recover after a stroke.

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of a stroke, every second counts. Signs of a stroke include sudden loss of balance, lost or unclear vision, face drooping or uneven smile, arm or leg weakness and speech difficulty. Ascension Via Christi Comprehensive Stroke Center in Wichita, Kansas, provides advanced stroke care 24/7. Our doctors specialize in treating stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA). We quickly work together to help improve blood flow to the brain, stop a brain bleed, prevent complications, and help prevent future strokes.

By answering these questions, you can start to better understand your risk:
  • Are you over 65?
  • Do you have a family history of stroke?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Have you had a prior stroke or heart attack?
  • Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, peripheral artery disease, AFib, heart valve disease or sickle cell anemia?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, it may be important for you to talk to your primary care doctor about your risk for stroke.

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Comprehensive Stroke Center in Wichita, Kansas

Ascension Via Christi St. Francis is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission*. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, we meet strict guidelines for quality, safety and education to help identify stroke and quickly provide care. Our care team completes stroke education each year and consistently meets standards set by The Joint Commission.

And, we are recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for the high-quality, advanced care we provide. Our highly specialized stroke care helps you recover and improve your quality of life.

Stroke recovery and rehabilitation

Our care team at Ascension Via Christi specialize in stroke care and recovery. We listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then your care team of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists work with you to create a care plan that's right for you. At Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital, our Medicare approved inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) features private rooms and a dedicated therapy area for stroke rehabilitation. Our rehabilitation care team provides daily therapies and monitors your progress to help you meet your goals.

And our care doesn't stop when you leave the hospital — we can connect you to transitional care in your home, an outpatient stroke rehabilitation center or skilled nursing facilities. Our goal is to improve your quality of life after a stroke.

If you or a loved one are experiencing warning signs of a stroke — sudden loss of balance, lost or unclear vision, face drooping or uneven smile, arm weakness and speech difficulty — every second counts. Call 911 and go to the nearest ER.

*The Joint Commission is an independent accrediting organization. This accrediting body sets standards in healthcare to improve healthcare quality and safety. This recognition reflects our experience and advanced care to help improve stroke recovery outcomes.

Outcomes Data

2020 Care Metrics

Comprehensive Stroke Treatment/Procedure 2020 Performance Benchmark
IV thrombolytic treatment rate 9% 11.7%
Endovascular stroke treatment rate 15.9% 6.2%
Carotid endarterectomy or stent mortality 1% < 3%