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Stroke Care 

Detroit Receiving is the first hospital in Detroit to be certified as a primary stroke center, by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).  Receiving’s stroke team, led by Dr.William Coplin, Receiving’s chief of neurology, has also been recognized by the American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” advisory team.  Receiving is one of the few hospitals in the area with 24/7 access to the “clot-busting” drug tPA, as well as an intra-arterial clot buster and the newly FDA-approved Merci Clot Retriever.


These medical breakthroughs, combined with the team’s expertise, make Detroit Receiving a leader in the care and teaching of stroke.  When a patient arrives at Detroit Receiving with symptoms of stroke, the medical response is instantaneous.  The stroke team is notified, and the patient is immediately ushered into an emergency department module, where assessment and treatment begins at once. This ability to swiftly diagnose and treat patients distinguishes Detroit Receiving’s stroke program and decreases the likelihood of permanent disability for the patient.



You can help prevent stroke –


  • Don’t smoke
  • Treat diabetes
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Be physically active
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Control high blood pressure
  • Get regular medical check ups



Knowing the symptoms of stroke can help save lives.  Symptoms include:


  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially
  • on only one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause





Call 1-888-DMC-2500 to get a free stroke assessment by phone.

Our call center can provide a free stroke assessment over the phone, available 24-hours a day. Just call
1-888-DMC-2500, and ask for the free Detroit Receiving stroke assessment. Our trained nurses will ask you a series of questions designed to determine your risk of stroke. It’s a toll-free call, and takes about 20 minutes.

Click here to learn more about stroke.