Bi-State Stroke Consortium

Mission 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. 

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


Oct 2019 Stroke Guidelines (PDF)
Consortium Offering Calendar (PDF)
Consortium Educational Evaluation
2013 Dysphagia White Paper (PDF)
2013 Alignment between Emergency Physicians & the ASA Guidelines (PDF)

Bi-State Stroke Symposium Resources

AHA Stroke Resource Page
Stroke Fact Sheet (PDF)(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window)
GWTG Award Recognition Criteria (PDF)(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window)
Target: Stroke best practices
World Stroke Day resources – if you scroll to the bottom there are a bunch of infographics, etc.