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 System, you will be connected with stroke experts.
  • Stroke Volumes by Diagnosis

    At Henry Ford Hospital, we are experienced in treating every type of stroke and working with patients to prevent future strokes. We treated 1,166 stroke patients in 2016. To learn about different types of stroke, click here.

    Henry Ford Hospital Stroke Patient Volumes by Diagnosis, 2016 (Total = 1,166 patients)


  • Stroke Discharge Locations

    When patients with stroke are discharged from Henry Ford Hospital, a higher percentage return home compared to other Comprehensive Stroke Centers, and a lower percentage die during their hospital stay or need to enter hospice care programs.

    Henry Ford Hospital Stroke Patient Discharge Disposition, 2016


  • Stroke Program Performance

    As a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, Henry Ford Hospital monitors 16 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.



    *Lower is better for this measure.

  • 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.

    2016 American Stroke Association Target: Stroke Measures


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    Door to CT Times, when patient arrives < 3 hours from Last Known Well (median)

    13 minutes

    < 25 minutes

    Door to lab times, when patient arrives < 4.5 hours from Last Known Well (median)

    20 minutes

    < 45 minutes

    Door to IV tPA times (median)


    50 minutes

    < 60 minutes


    Procedures to prevent a stroke or a future stroke may include carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) to open up the carotid artery if it becomes narrow. We monitor our complications from these procedures to ensure we are providing the safest, most appropriate care for our patients.  Our 2016 outcomes are as follows.  To learn more about carotid procedures, click here. To learn about our Departments of Vascular Surgery and Neurosurgery, click here.

    2016 Carotid Procedure Outcomes


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    30-day stroke & death rate following symptomatic carotid endarterectomy & carotid artery stenting

    0/34 = 0%

    < 6%

    30-day stroke & death rate following asymptomatic carotid endarterectomy & carotid artery stenting

    0/28 = 0%

    < 3%


    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. In 2016 we had 0 serious complications in 591 angiographies. To learn about our Department of Radiology, click here.

    2016 Diagnostic Cerebral Angiograms


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    24-hour stroke & death rate following diagnostic cerebral angiogram

    0/591 = 0%

    < 1%

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