Wisconsin Stroke Coalition

Updated:Sep 16,2014

The Wisconsin Stroke Coalition (WSC) is a group of organizations dedicated to the development and implementation of stroke systems of care in Wisconsin, along with the advancement of key stroke initiatives to reduce the burden of stroke, improve patient outcomes and support a health population relative to stroke prevention and risk factors.

The objective of the WSC is to reduce the burden of stroke in Wisconsin, improve patient outcomes and support of healthy population relative to stroke prevention and risk factors by:

  • Establishing stroke systems of care in Wisconsin, with a special focus on region stroke system development.
  • Stimulating communication between stroke organizations in Wisconsin.
  • Advocating for stroke policies, legislation, and research as the need arises.
  • Developing and coordinating actions and initiatives (such as progress markers) that require interaction of various stroke organizations in WI to meet its mission of establishing stroke systems of care and advancing key stroke initiatives.


"Overview of Coverdell," Dot Bluma, RN, Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Project Manager, MetaStar

"Future of Stroke Care in Wisconsin," Katie Sahajpal, American Heart Association / American Stroke Association

"Formation and Certification of Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals in a  Stroke System of Care," Mark J. Alberts, MD, Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology, Professor of Neurology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Wisconsin Stroke State Plan 2005-2010  
Wisconsin Coverdell Resources

"The Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry Comes to Wisconsin,'
WMJ Feb 2013     

Coverdell Strategies from the Field       

Coverdell Timeline Feb. 14       

Coverdell Logic Model      

Participating Hospital Guide       

Wisconsin Year 2 Work Plan     
Journal Articles / Updated Stroke Guidelines

2005 SSOC Recommendations         

2007 EMS Stroke Recommendations      

2009 Telestroke Recommendations        

2013 Stroke Guidelines     

tPA Clinical Policy [1]
Wisconsin Stroke Committee / Member Information

WSC Overview and Description     

WSC Implementation      

WSC Chair Roles and Responsibilities       
Wisconsin Hospital & EMS Maps / Resources

Critical Access Hospital List    

Wisconsin Hospital Locations    

Wisconsin Critical Access Hospital Map    

Wisconsin Hospital List   

Wisconsin EMS Map     

Map of Wisconsin Hospital Stroke Centers    
Regional Stroke Plans / Tools

Wisconsin EMS Stroke Guidelines     

Proposed Stroke Regions