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Stroke: About Us

Caring for a stroke begins with early diagnosis and treatment, but it doesn't end there. At the University of Michigan Comprehensive Stroke Program, we have integrated the best resources, experts, research and services from multiple medical fields into one comprehensive program for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of stroke.

Joint Commission Accredited as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

Our outpatient specialty Stroke Clinic provides comprehensive care and risk factor management to help prevent a stroke. And, if a stroke does occur, our emergency response services – including U-M’s Survival Flight 24-hour-a-day air medical transport program – can bring the patient to our hospital quickly and safely.

Get with the GuidelinesParticipating center, American Stroke Association "Get With the Guidelines". Gold Plus Designation-the American Heart Association's highest disease-specific recognition for quality of care

At the hospital, each of our patients is evaluated by our stroke team, which includes nationally known stroke neurologists, emergency department physicians who are adept at the diagnosis and delivery of life-saving therapies, and a fully trained and equipped neuroradiology staff. And, if necessary, our experienced neurosurgeons are ready 24 hours a day.

We discharge our patients only after their stroke prevention strategies are in place. Then our patients begin the process of rehabilitation through the excellent care provided by U-M Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Swallowing Pathology services. Our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department oversees this transition and assures that each patient receives maximum rehabilitative care.

Our comprehensive approach is what makes the Michigan Difference.