Why Choose Us?

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.

Academic Departments that Provide Stroke Care