Stroke Program

Nationally-recognized team helping improve quality of life for stroke survivors

If you or a loved one suffer a stroke, we are with you through each step of diagnosis and treatment. From the time a stroke patient and family enter the Emergency Department - through your hospital stay, rehabilitation and return to the community, there is a team dedicated to your recovery.

Your team

Your team develops a treatment plan to recover independence and function as well as prevent future strokes. The Methodist Hospital Stroke Program brings together a team of specialists including physicians, nurses and therapists focused on stroke treatment and recovery. We provide individual care and education specific to the needs of the stroke survivor and family.

Rehabilitation from a stroke

Methodist Hospital also offers specialized physical, speech and occupational therapy for patients who have suffered a stroke. This Acute Rehabilitation Center helps patients recover independence and function to lead as productive a life as possible. 

Stroke Support Group

Methodist Hospital is adhering to all local and CDC guidelines. As a result, the Stroke Support Group schedule is subject to change and virtual attendance options may be available. Please call (402) 354-4461 for more information.

Stroke survivors and their family members and caregivers are invited to attend our Stroke Support Group, which meets the first Tuesday of month from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Cornhusker Room, located on the second floor of the Methodist Hospital South Tower.

Please note, the November support group will meet virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.

For more information, pleae call the group’s president, Donnis Arens, at (402) 312-4749 or coordinator Jamie Dethlefs at (402) 354-4461.

Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) recognizes hospitals for their success in using Get With The Guidelines® measures to improve quality of care and outcomes for heart and stroke patients. Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for two consecutive calendar years. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated 75 percent compliance to seven out of ten stroke quality measures during the 12-month period.

Advanced certification for primary stroke centers

Methodist Hospital has been recognized with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. This designation shows that our stroke program has met the critical elements of performance to achieve long-term, successful outcomes for stroke patients.

This certification is voluntary and a result of a rigorous on-site review by The Joint Commission in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Contact Us

Methodist Hospital
8303 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114