Minnesota Stroke Program - Minnesota Department of Health

Stroke Program

Special Message Re: COVID-19 (3/24/2020)

MDH is paying close attention to the need for health care facilities, including hospitals, to ensure they are prepared to respond to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. MDH has a web page dedicated to health professionals: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/hcp/index.html.

Effective immediately, we are postponing all Acute Stroke Ready Hospital site visits until further notice. Our staff will be reaching out to those who have scheduled a visit for more information. Thank you for being patient with us as we navigate these difficult times together. Please contact us at health.stroke@state.mn.us if you have questions.

Stroke is the sixth leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability in Minnesota. The Minnesota Stroke Program is committed to reducing the burden of stroke in the state through raising stroke awareness in the community, providing continuing education to health care providers, and working to improve the entire system of care for stroke patients.

  • Minnesota Stroke System

  • Stroke Hospital Designation. We designate hospitals as acute stroke ready hospitals, primary stroke centers, and comprehensive stroke centers in our statewide system of stroke.
  • Minnesota Stroke Registry

  • Our statewide registry of stroke patient quality of care data captures over 90% of all stroke patient visits in the state.
  • Transitions of Care

  • We work with hospitals to put systems into place to improve care to stroke patients after they leave the hospital.
  • Resources

  • Find all of the documents, tools, guidance documents, and resources produced by the Stroke Program for our partners.
  • Education

  • Continuing education resources for Designated Stroke Centers.
Updated Wednesday, 25-Mar-2020 08:07:11 CDT