Stroke Care at St. Luke’s
Our mission is to help you prevent stroke and recognize stroke in yourself and others when it occurs. In the event of a stroke, the specially trained physicians and nurses at St. Luke’s work closely with emergency medical personnel to provide the most advanced medical treatment available. We offer thrombolytic therapy (tPA), a clot-busting medication used to treat some ischemic strokes, as well as around-the-clock access to advanced diagnostic and neurointervention services. And, to support recovery, we offer complete stroke rehabilitation services including physiatry care and physical, speech, and occupational therapy.
In November 2015, St. Luke’s Boise and Meridian medical centers received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold award. The award recognizes St. Luke’s commitment to and success in ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
“With a stroke, time lost is brain lost,” said John Perl, MD, a St. Luke’s interventional neuroradiologist and stroke specialist. “It’s crucial that patients get the right treatment as quickly as possible based on nationally-respected clinical guidelines.”
Help yourself adjust back to life after a stroke by attending this supportive and informational group for stroke patients and their families.
Led by a stroke survivor, this group discusses speech issues that often accompany a stroke including slurred speech and inability to get your words out.