The University of Iowa offers unequaled care for people who have had a stroke. From early treatment through rehabilitation and post-stroke life, our multi-disciplinary teams are focused on the individual patient's needs.
- The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization, awarded the Gold Seal of Approval to the Primary Stroke Center in 2009.
- The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale--a clinical rating instrument now used around the world by physicians and other medical personnel to document the severity of stroke--was co-developed at The University of Iowa. This scale has proven to be effective because of its ease of use and strong predictive power.
- The Acute Stroke Treatment Classification system was developed by physicians at the University of Iowa and now is used around the world in clinical research on stroke.