stroke care

when seconds count, count on us

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Every 45 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. And each year, strokes leave nearly 266,000 people with disabilities. At Aurora, we're dedicated to helping you get your life back on track. You can expect comprehensive and prompt stroke care. 


A healthy brain requires a constant flow of oxygen-rich blood. If blood flow is interrupted – for even a few minutes – brain cells begin to die. When this happens, it’s called a stroke. During a stroke, 32,000 brain cells die every second, which can have a devastating effect.

If you’ve survived a stroke, you may have trouble speaking, swallowing, remembering or moving around. But with the right care, you can take steps to minimize the damage to your brain and return to a better quality of life.


Fewer than 1 in 5 Americans can identify even one symptom of a stroke. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the symptoms below, call 911 and seek immediate medical attention.

To remember the symptoms of a stroke, think F.A.S.T.:

F = Face (Can you smile? Does one side of the face sag or droop?)
A = Arms (Can you raise both arms? Or does one arm drift downward?)
S = Speech (Is your speech slurred or strange-sounding? Can you repeat a single sentence?)
T = Time (If you have any of these signs or observe them in others, quickly call 911. Get to the nearest primary stroke center or hospital immediately.)

services & treatment

Along with our Primary Stroke Centers, the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center offers dedicated care 24/7, including:

  • A treatment team made up of varied experts, including neurologists and neurosurgeons; rehabilitation therapists; occupational, speech and physical therapists; and doctors and nurses
  • State-of-the-art testing to identify the source of a stroke quickly and accurately
  • Neurosurgical treatment to repair brain damage caused by strokes
  • Neuroendovascular services and advanced therapies 
If you’re experiencing signs of a stroke, our standards of care are designed to save your life. They include written protocols for emergency care of stroke patients, special training for emergency room staff to accurately diagnose and treat stroke, and dedicated stroke units staffed by doctors and nurses who are experienced in caring for stroke patients.

Comprehensive Stroke Center at Aurora St. Luke’s

When it comes to a stroke, every second counts. The Comprehensive Stroke Center offers you the best care possible.

locations that offer this service

Aurora St. Luke's South Shore
5900 S. Lake Dr
Cudahy, WI 53110

Aurora Medical Center in Grafton
975 Port Washington Rd
Grafton, WI 53024

Aurora BayCare Medical Center
2845 Greenbrier Rd
Green Bay, WI 54311

Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha
10400 75th St
Kenosha, WI 53142
Aurora Sinai Medical Center
945 N. 12th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
2900 W. Oklahoma Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh
855 N. Westhaven Dr
Oshkosh, WI 54904

Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
2629 N. 7th St
Sheboygan, WI 53083
Aurora Medical Center in Summit
36500 Aurora Dr
Summit, WI 53066

Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County
5000 Memorial Dr
Two Rivers, WI 54241

Aurora West Allis Medical Center
8901 W. Lincoln Ave
West Allis, WI 53227

Arlene's story

Arlene Cich experienced a stroke in 2006. She made a strong recovery with the help of her doctors and stroke rehabilitation specialists at Aurora St. Luke's in Milwaukee.
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