Annual Stroke Outcome Data

MetroHealth’s Emergency Department has earned recognition as a Target: STROKE Elite Plus hospital for their ability to give tPA to stroke patients.


What is "Door to Needle" and why does it matter?

Door to Needle median time graph

Door to Needle time is a measurement of the time it takes a hospital to give the clot busting drug- tPA- to stroke patients who are eligible to receive it. MetroHealth’s Emergency Department is committed to giving tPA in the fastest, safest time possible by activating the Stroke Team before the patient arrives at the Emergency Department.

MetroHealth has earned the Gold Plus seal for Quality from the American Heart/American Stroke Association. 


What Do the Core Performance Measures Mean to You?

2023 Stroke Performance Metrics graph

The 8 Core Performance Measures for stroke are indicators of the quality care expected for stroke patients based on the latest stroke research. During 2023, stroke patients admitted to the MetroHealth Stroke and Cerebrovascular Program received this high level of care > 94% in all categories.


MetroHealth Stroke and Cerebrovascular Program 2023 Outcome Data

  • Percentage of patient who had a stroke during or 24 hours after a carotid endarterectomy procedure during 2023: 0.04%
  • Percentage of patients who experienced a complication within 24 hours after diagnostic angiography in the Neuro Interventional Radiology department during 2023: 0%


Stroke Commission

2023 target stroke award logo



AHA and Joint Commission Certification for Stroke Center
Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

The MetroHealth Stroke and Cerebrovascular Program is certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Our stroke program has joined an elite group of hospitals across the United States responsible for setting the national agenda in highly specialized stroke care.

Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification recognizes those elite hospitals that have services in place to provide the latest, state of the art stroke care with staff trained to treat patients with the most complex strokes. The MetroHealth System underwent a rigorous 2 day onsite review as Joint Commission experts reviewed its compliance with Comprehensive Stroke Center standards of care including advanced imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments and staff with unique competencies to care for complex stroke patients.