Stroke Essentials Series

Tools for hospitals, stroke programs, stroke survivors and caregivers.


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Welcome to Stroke Challenges.

Stroke Challenges was created to share solutions for organizations and health care providers seeking the highest level of care for patients with stroke. We are excited to offer our Stroke Essentials Series for organizations caring for patients with stroke. In addition we offer consulting services and webinars to help organizations provide the most efficient and effective care possible. We also plan to provide solutions for the challenges faced by stroke survivors and caregivers.

795,000+ Strokes

Occur Every Year

7,000,000+ Survivors

Of Stroke In The US Today

1500+ Hospitals

Have Certified Stroke Centers

66% of US Population

Live Within 60 Miles Of A Stroke Center

Manage your stroke program with confidence

Solutions For Organizations & Stroke Program Leaders

Our Stroke Center Essential Series is a collection of eBooks and guides that provide information you can apply to your own program to achieve success.

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About Us

We have 20+ years combined stroke center experience.

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Latest Blogs

Increasing Stroke Program Focus on Social Drivers of Health (SDoH)

Understanding the social drivers of health (SDoH) and health-related social needs (HRSN) is critical to creating equitable care for patients.

Stroke Program Research in the Non-Academic Setting

It might seem like a huge leap for programs operating in non-academic environments to meet the requirement for patient-centered research when seeking a Comprehensive Stroke Center designation. But we’ve seen many programs successfully navigate this challenge.

Stroke Program Research – From PSC to CSC – Strategies for Success

As stroke program leadership ponder taking a Primary Stroke Center (PSC) to Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) status, one of the more common challenges is how to scale a stroke research program to meet the research standard. Today, we offer suggestions for scaling and sustaining a stroke research program and successfully navigate CSC certification. 

Stroke Program Research: A Challenge for Even the Biggest and Best

Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSCs) certified by The Joint Commission, DNV and ACHC are expected to maintain a program of research generally defined as a study requiring International Review Board (IRB) approval and active enrollment of patients. Who better to accept this responsibility than CSCs with the largest and most acute patient populations?

Are The Financial Tough Times Behind Us?

A new reality is upon us! Hospitals are experiencing unprecedented challenges in maintaining operations at a profitable level. What can you do, as a stroke program leader, to help mitigate financial worries of your organization and support the hospital and/or system’s 2023 strategic priorities?

Ensuring a Successful Neurointerventional Radiology (NIR) Tracer

When assisting programs in seeking successful certification visits, we’ve noted a few common themes in need of attention in the NIR suite to ensure successful certification tracers.

Keeping Up!

Keeping up with key stroke program resources.


Has your program taken the appropriate steps to review new guidelines and update your order sets, guidelines and/or clinical pathways to reflect the changes?


Take your Stroke Committee from reactive anecdotes to proactive performance improvement!
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