This certification by The Joint Commission showcases our ability to treat the most complex cases and deliver the area’s highest quality stroke care. Learn more.
When patient Dan Smith suffered a stroke, the physicians and staff at UH Elyria Medical Center and UH Case Medical Center worked together to provide lifesaving care.
Learn more about UH Neurological Institute’s Comprehensive Stroke Center.
University Hospitals Case Medical Center is the first hospital in northeast Ohio to achieve The Joint Commission’s rigorous standards for Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification. This certification showcases our ability to treat the most complex stroke cases. UH Case Medical Center is the second designated Comprehensive Stroke Center in Ohio and 19th in the U.S.
University Hospitals offers the highest quality of stroke care in the region through its network of community hospitals. Patients can expect the same high level of care at all UH locations because our community hospitals are all designated as Primary Stroke Centers and have direct access to the expertise and resources at UH Case Medical Center.
As a UH-designated Center of Excellence, the Comprehensive Stroke Center brings together leading experts from a variety of disciplines that collaborate using the latest clinical advances and technologies. Many are involved in nationally funded research that may lead to future innovations in medical care.
To ensure optimal outcomes and improve the quality of life for stroke patients, University Hospitals Neurological Institute’s Comprehensive Stroke Center in Cleveland, Ohio, offers the area’s most experienced team of stroke specialists. This group includes:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of adult disability. Approximately 800,000 people suffer from a stroke each year.
With expert stroke rehabilitation and post-stroke care, recovery from stroke is possible. In fact, more than half of stroke patients regain functional independence. However, 15 to 30 percent are permanently disabled and about 20 percent require institutional care.
The Comprehensive Stroke Center also offers an array of services and technologies to help patients during and after stroke, including:
The Comprehensive Stroke Center has a long history of accomplishments, including:
The Joint Commission has designated all eligible UH regional hospitals as Primary Stroke Centers, recognizing that our facilities make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke patients.
Our network of hospitals also meets Brain Attack Coalition criteria for a comprehensive stroke center because it fulfills the following criteria:
Download the Give Me 5! checklist.
To learn more about the warning signs of stroke, review the Stroke Collaborative’s Give Me 5! checklist of questions.
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