News | Stroke | June 30, 2022

Henry Ford Health Hospitals Earn Highest Quality Recognition for Stroke Care from American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

The hospitals earned Gold Plus and Honor Roll Elite status for meeting quality achievement measures 

Alex Chebl, M.D., director of the Division of Vascular Neurology for Henry Ford Health, provides a consultation at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Alex Chebl, M.D., director of the Division of Vascular Neurology for Henry Ford Health, provides a consultation at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Image courtesy of Henry Ford Health 


June 30, 2022 — All five hospitals of Henry Ford Health, which are equipped to treat stroke, earned Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite status for stroke care excellence from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

This top-quality achievement recognizes Henry Ford’s commitment to ensuring patients with stroke receive the most appropriate and timely treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines grounded in the latest scientific evidence. 

“This is the second consecutive year all of our hospitals have earned the Gold Plus designation, and the first time all of our hospitals at Henry Ford Health have earned Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite status,” said Alex Chebl, M.D., director of the Division of Vascular Neurology for Henry Ford Health and director of Henry Ford Hospital's Comprehensive Stroke Center. “While stroke continues to be a leading cause of death and disability in the United States, the lasting effects of stroke can be significantly minimized when a patient is treated quickly and with evidence-based therapies. These quality recognitions from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are a testament to the consistency of care our patients receive when being treated for stroke at each one of our Henry Ford hospitals.” 

Participation in Get With The Guidelines is the first level of recognition, which acknowledges entry of baseline stroke care data into the Patient Management Tool™. Beyond participation, there are three levels of recognition, determined by the length of demonstrated performance: 

Gold recognizes successful performance of 24 consecutive months or more 

Silver recognizes successful performance of 12 consecutive months 

Bronze recognizes successful performance of 90 consecutive days 

The Gold Plus award, which is what all Henry Ford Health hospitals earned, is an advanced level of recognition, acknowledging consistent compliance with quality measures embedded within the Patient Management Tool. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with evidence-based guidelines to improve outcomes for those who experience stroke. 

The Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite designation signifies that the hospitals achieved arrival to thrombolytic therapy times within 60 minutes for 85% or more of eligible acute ischemic stroke patients. IV tPA is a “clot busting” drug that helps break up the blood clot causing a disruption of blood flow to the brain, and the faster this is given, the more likely it is for patients to have better outcomes. 

All five Henry Ford hospitals were also recognized with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, which recognizes their commitment to ensuring patients with Type 2 diabetes receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized with a stroke. 

“We are incredibly pleased to recognize Henry Ford Health for its commitment to caring for patients with stroke,” said Steven Messe, M.D., chairperson of the Stroke System of Care Advisory Group. “Participation in Get With The Guidelines is associated with improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.” 

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. 

For more information: www.henryford.com/stroke 

Additional information on Henry Ford Hospital 


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