Stroke Program

As the only Level I Trauma Rehabilitation Hospital in the Inland Northwest, St. Luke’s is committed to helping patients recover from stroke, the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. We thrive on our patients’ success, and it shows: St. Luke’s sends 61% of our amazing patients back into the community, above the national average for rehabilitation centers. Behind each success story is a determined patient, and a team of interdisciplinary therapists committed to helping that patient succeed.

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At St. Luke’s, we understand that caregivers and healthcare givers are crucial to the recovery process. We pride ourselves on our patient-centered model, which brings families into therapy settings and involves them in setting recovery goals. Our team collaborates regularly with regional and community centers to ensure that every patient who needs care receives it. 


Ongoing Care, Every Day

Strokes happen in the blink of an eye. Our skilled therapists respond efficiently and effectively to help patients move toward a comprehensive recovery. Features of our stroke care include: 

  • Therapy 7 days per week
  • Support group for stroke survivors
  • Contracts with specialty services such as labs, imaging and more
  • Collaboration with regional and community centers for services


Learn more about our Stroke Rehabilitation Program
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Patients Served

A cerebral vascular accident (commonly called a stroke) can happen to anyone at any age. In 2015, St. Luke’s provided inpatient rehabilitation services to more than 470 patients who suffered a stroke.

  • Age 0-17: 0 patients
  • Age 18-64: 152 patients
  • Age 65+: 320 patients 

On average, patients who have suffered a stroke spend 18 days at St. Luke's.


Common Causes of Strokes

St. Luke’s provides rehabilitative care for a variety of patients suffering a stroke, however the most common causes are:

  • Blood clots to the brain
  • Bleeding into the brain

Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life

Because St. Luke’s is committed to getting our patients back to the highest quality of life possible, we consistently measure patient satisfaction and how well rehab improved patients’ quality of life. Based on a national survey (MedTel Outcomes), patients in an inpatient setting rated the following: 

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Stroke Resources

Support Group
St. Luke’s offers a support group for patients who have suffered a stroke. The group meets every third Thursday of the month from 3-4 p.m. Please call the Support Group Hotline at 473-6681.


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Carol Wendle
From the moment I went through the doors of St. Luke’s, I improved each day – thanks to the amazing staff.
-Carol Wendle

Questions? Call us at (509) 473-6000.

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
711 S. Cowley St.
Spokane, WA 99202-1330
509.473.6000

Inpatient Information: (509) 473-6058
Outpatient Information: (509) 473-6869