Neuroscience: Growing Beyond Stroke Care

Hospitals and health systems are relying on partnerships and patients to improve care coordination and build opportunities for sustainable growth in the neuroscience service line. While stroke care remains one of the top priorities of the neuroscience service line, there is still plenty of room for growth in this specialty beyond achieving the designation of a primary stroke center. Healthcare executives are looking for ways to improve care coordination for their neuroscience patients. Some health systems, such as Palo Alto, California–based Stanford Health Care, which is part of Stanford University Medical Center, have thrown out the old siloed playbook and now have all of their outpatient neuroscience services under one roof. Other hospitals, such as the standalone 296-bed Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois, are partnering with larger systems…


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