Bi-State Stroke Consortium

Updated:Apr 12,2018

Bi-State Stroke Consortium LogoMission Statement:
Facilitate clinical stroke education and improve patient outcomes through collegiality and collaboration.

Purpose of Consortium:
To provide evidence-based educational opportunities in the care of stroke patients for all members of the Bi-State Stroke Consortium

Current Geographical Reach:
The Kansas City metropolitan area, northeast Kansas and western Kansas

The Bi-State Stroke Consortium evolved from its beginning as an Operation Stroke group that planned an annual stroke conference for health professionals.  In 2006 the group chose to expand its reach by incorporating a Consortium model. Each member institution agrees to host a 4 hour stroke focused educational segment for nurses each calendar year.  Each Consortium presentation is open to staff from all member organizations at no charge. 

Upcoming Webinars & Education 
Stormont Vail Health
Friday, April 13, 2018
Pozez Education Center Auditorium
Agenda and Registration Information (PDF)
Ability KC
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Agenda and Registration Information (PDF)
St. Joseph and St. Mary's Medical Centers'
Thursday, May 3, 2018

St. Mary's Medical Center
2nd Floor Education Center
Agenda and Registration Information (PDF)
Saint Luke's South Hospital
Friday, June 22, 2018
Conference Rooms A and B
Agenda and Registration Information (PDF)

 Previous Webinars & Education
19th Annual Stroke Symposium
November 3, 2017
Ritz Charles

Start to Finish Stroke Care Hospital and EMS Collaboration (PDF)
Nick Robbins, MICT

Stroke Severity and Routing (PDF)
John M Gallagher, MD

To Ship or Not to Ship (PDF)
Dr. James L. Hart

Stroke Treatment ED Culture Change: Our Experience (PDF)
Caleb J. Trent, MD

Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center Receiving Center (PDF)
Colleen Lechtenberg, MD

Updates in Endovascular Stroke Therapy (PDF)
Michael G. Abraham, MD, FAHA

Effective Systems of Stroke Care (PDF)
Angela Hawkins, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN

Pediatric Stroke Care (PDF)
Jennifer Flint, MD

Acute Complications of Ischemic Stroke (PDF)
Kartavya Sharma, MD

Acute Dizziness: Is it A Stroke? (PDF)
Gordon Kelley, MD

Dysphagia: Validating Tool the Importance of a Nursing Dysphagia Screening (PDF)
Kelly Bush, AGACNP
Amy Amos, M.A., CCC-SLP

EKSO GT as a Gait Training Device in Stroke Rehabilitation (PDF)
Natalie Brandt Dirnberger, DPT

2013 Dysphagia White Paper

2013 Stroke Guidelines   

2013 Alignment between Emergency Physicians & the ASA Guidelines

For questions or more information about the Bi-State Stroke Consortium, please contact: Beth Malina




Beth Malina
Director, Quality and Systems Improvement
Kansas and Nebraska 

American Heart Association
6800 W. 93rd Street 
Overland Park, KS 66212
Cell 402-416-5592

Kansas Co-Chair - Lindsey Peters
University of Kansas Health System

Missouri Co-Chair - Sherry Bahr
Research Medical Center


Consortium Offering Calendar 

Consortium Educational Evaluation