At Henry Ford, you will receive the rapid diagnosis and treatment you need to get back to living your life. We are one of a select few institutions certified as a comprehensive stroke center.
Expert Stroke Care
Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States. At Henry Ford, our nationally-recognized approach to stroke care allows for the rapid diagnosis and advanced treatment of stroke when you or a loved one need it most.
Our multidisciplinary team of neurologists, nurses, radiology technicians and other medical professionals are experts in stroke care. From stroke prevention to fast-acting responses, research and clinical trials, our team is dedicated to helping you overcome your stroke and return to daily life.
To learn if you or someone you care about is at risk for a stroke, take the stroke risk assessment to learn more.
Comprehensive Stroke Center
Henry Ford Hospital Stroke and Neurovascular Center is one of the few institutions awarded certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center from The Joint Commission. This certification recognizes the significant resources in staff and training in order to treat complex stroke cases.
Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers are required to have:
- Advanced resources for the acute treatment of stroke patients available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
- A dedicated neurocritical care unit.
- A high volume of stroke cases.
- Certified vascular neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and vascular surgeons.
- Advanced practice nurses.
- Advanced neurodiagnostic tools.
- A system that optimizes the benefits of carotid artery procedures.
- Participation in stroke research.
In addition, we were honored with the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Recognize the symptoms of stroke
If you think someone is having a stroke, you must act F.A.S.T.:
- F= Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
- A=Arm: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- S=Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
- T=Time: If you observe any of these signs, it’s time to call 9-1-1. Studies show stroke patients who arrive at the hospital by ambulance receive quicker treatment than those who arrive on their own.