Minnesota Stroke Program - Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Stroke Program

Stroke is the sixth leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability in Minnesota. In 2016, more than 11,000 hospitalizations in Minnesota were for acute stroke events. The Minnesota Stroke Program, a part of the Cardiovascular Health Unit, at the Minnesota Department of Health, 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.
  • Staff

  • Stroke Program Staff Contact Information
  • Education

  • Continuing education resources for Designated Stroke Centers.
Updated Thursday, 20-Jun-2019 15:56:42 CDT