Stroke Volumes and Outcomes

Expert stroke care makes a difference. Henry Ford Hospital achieved Comprehensive Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission in 2016 – the first hospital to do so in Detroit and the fifth in the state of Michigan. We monitor our data and outcomes on a regular basis to ensure we are meeting quality and performance standards, and working to identify ways to continue to improve care. Anywhere you go to receive stroke care within Henry Ford Health, you will be connected with stroke experts.

Stroke Volumes

At Henry Ford Hospital, we are experienced in treating every type of stroke and working with patients to prevent future strokes. To learn about different types of stroke, click here.

Ischemic Stroke Transient Ischemic Attack  Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Elective Carotid Intervention Only 
HFH Stroke Diagnosis 2020
75% 7% 10% 5%  4%

Stroke Discharge Locations

When patients with stroke are discharged from Henry Ford Hospital, a higher percentage return home compared to other Comprehensive Stroke Centers.

Henry Ford Hospital Stroke Patient Discharge Disposition, 2020


Where Stroke Patients Went After Discharge 2020
Home Inpatient Rehab Facility Skilled Nursing Facility
Long Term Care Hospital Acute Care Facility Hospice   Death  
Henry Ford Hospital 52.4%
17.5% 15.6.7%
4.8%  5.9%

Stroke Program Performance

As a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, Henry Ford Hospital monitors 18 measures of performance, and many others that align with the American Stroke Association or with internal measures of success. Compared to other Comprehensive Stroke Centers across the country, we perform the same or better on most measures. For more information on The Joint Commission Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Performance Measures, click here.

Henry Ford Hospital
2020 Primary Stroke (STK) Performance Measures
VTE Prophylaxis 99.4
Antithrombotics at Discharge 99.6
Anticoagulation 97.6
IV Thrombolytics 100
Early Anithrombotics 97.7
Statins 99.1
Stroke Education 100
Assessed for Rehabilitation 99.9



*Lower is better for these measures.

Henry Ford Hospital
2020 Comprehensive Stroke (CSTK) Performance Measures
NIH Stroke Scale 95.7
Severity Score 91
Procoagulant Reversal 80
Hemorrhagic Transformation Rate* 3.8
Nimodipine Treatment 97.6
Successful Reperfusion 81.7
 Arrival to Skin Puncture* 49
 Favorable MRS at 90-Days 38
 Arrival to Reperfusion 61.6
 Puncture to Reperfusion 50.6

Stroke Program Outcomes

When it comes to acute stroke, time is brain!  Once you arrive to our emergency room, we focus on delivering care as fast as possible in order to provide the best possible outcome for our patients. We participate in the American Stroke Association Target: Stroke initiative. To learn more about Target: Stroke Measures, click here. To learn about our Emergency Department: click here.

Following thrombectomy (where a large clot is mechanically removed from a vessel in the brain), success of treatment is measured by how much of the vessel was opened and blood flow restored. A score of 2b or better means that > 50% of the blood flow was restored to the brain.

2020 Successful Reperfusion following Mechanical Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke


Henry Ford Hospital &
Henry Ford West Bloomfield


Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction (TICI) Post-Treatment Reperfusion Grade of 2b or greater


> 80%

Diagnostic cerebral angiographies are frequently performed to evaluate problems related to blood vessels of the brain, when a non-invasive CT or MRI scan is not adequate. They are invasive, radiological procedures that may result in serious complications (stroke or death), even in patients with no prior stroke. To learn about our Department of Radiology, click here.

2019 - 2020 Diagnostic Cerebral Angiograms


Henry Ford Hospital & Henry Ford West Bloomfield


24-hour stroke & death rate following diagnostic cerebral angiogram

2/1,338= 0.1%

< 1%

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