Bi-State Stroke Consortium

Updated:Sep 15,2017

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 
Overland Park Regional Medical Center
September 22nd
7:30 am - 12:15 pm
Brochure and Registration (PDF)
St. Joseph and St. Mary's Medical Centers'
October 3rd
7:30 am - 12:15 pm
Brochure and Registration (PDF)
Saint Luke's East Hospital
October 16th
8:00 am - 12:15 pm
Brochure and Registration (PDF)
Ability KC
October 31st
7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brochure and registration (PDF)
Menorah Medical Center
November 10th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Save the Date and Registration (PDF) 
Research Medical Center
December 8th
8:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Save the Date and Registration (PDF)

 Previous Webinars & Education
18th Annual Stroke Symposium
November 11, 2016
Ritz Charles
Sleep Apnea-A Preventable Risk Factor For Stroke (PDF)
Maniza Ehtesham, MD

Controversies in Hemorrhagic Stroke Management (PDF)
Sarah Livesay, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, ACNS-BC

Drug Abuse and Stroke (PDF)
Karin E. Olds, MD

Update on Acute Stroke for 2016 and Beyond (PDF)
Peter D. Panagos, MD

Review of Testing to Minimize the Risk of Stroke In Atrial Fibrillation (PDF)
Rhea C. Pimentel, MD, FACC, FHRS

Stroke Impact to learning in the Child/Adolescent Stroke Patient (PDF)
Terrie Price, PhD, ABPP

17th Annual Stroke Symposium
August 28, 2015
InterContinental Hotel             
"Cryptogenic Stroke" (PDF)
Dr. Marilyn Rymer; The University of Kansas Hospital
"Quality Enhancement for Speedy Thrombolysis in Stroke (QUESTS)" (PDF)
Dr. Shyam Prabhakaran; Northwestern University
"Data Driven HealthCare in EMS? You've Gotta Be Kidding!"  (PDF)
Brian Helland, AS, CCP; Clive Fire Department
"Utilizing APRN's and PA's in Acute Stroke Response" (PDF)
Wendy Dusenbury, DNP; Via-Christi HealthCare
Kanas City Stroke Rehabilitation Conference
April 24, 2015
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Following Stroke: Where Are We In 2015?
Brad Steinle, MD; Medical Director; Rehabilitation Services-Saint Luke's Health System
Early Recognition and Rapid Transport of Stroke Patients
Joey Araiza, RN, BSN; Vice President of Clinical Services; LifeFlight Eagle
Next Steps: Sharing the Vision of a Community Bases Wellness Program
Dory Sabata, OTD, OTR/L, SCEM, FAOTA; Program Director; American Stroke Foundation
Research in Stroke Recovery
Sandra Billinger, PT, PhD, FAHA; Assistant Professor; Director REACH Laboratory; KU Medical Center
Post Stroke Rehabilitation Issues
Cherie Suther, MD; Board Certified American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Stroke Program Director; MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital
Palliative Care of Stroke Patients
Jana Braklow, RN, MSN, ARNP-C, CCRN; Olathe Medical Center
Psychological Adjustment After Stroke
Terrie Price, PhD, ABPP; Director, Neuropsychology and Family Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City

2013 Dysphagia White Paper

2013 Stroke Guidelines   

2013 Alignment between Emergency Physicians & the ASA Guidelines

Free Patient Education Materials
Help educate your patients and families about stroke with these free downloadable fact sheets.

Let's Talk About Stroke patient information sheets

American Stroke Association Stroke Toolbox

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 - Kathleen Henderson
Shawnee Mission Health

Missouri Co-Chair - Matt Lammers
St. Luke's Hospital East