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Certified Stroke and Cerebrovascular Centers

Efficiency and excellence in patient care

In the United States, stroke is the leading cause of disability in adults and the third leading cause of death, but prompt treatment can greatly increase your chance for survival and decrease the likelihood of a lasting disability. That’s why we place the greatest importance on responding to your stroke-like symptoms with the most time-sensitive, high-quality care possible.

At St. John Providence Health System's Certified Stroke Centers, the nation's leading stroke specialists offer you the very best in state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and therapeutic interventions in a top-quality facility that’s close to home.

Our highly coordinated multidisciplinary stroke teams ensure that you receive prompt evaluation, advanced diagnostic testing, and timely, appropriate treatment. With this level of efficiency and excellence in patient care, we’re able to intervene and make a real difference in improving your outcome. This revolutionary team has been presented at national and regional meetings as a best-practice model for other health systems and hospitals to follow.

Expert help is closer than ever

St. John Providence Health System Van Elslander Neuroscience Center of Excellence is committed to providing timely, advanced stroke care to patients, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—no matter where they live. Last year alone, we treated over 1,600 stroke patients, and our reach continues to grow.

We offer neurological assessments of patients with stroke-like symptoms using state-of-the-art technology, including imaging techniques. Utilizing audiovisual technology and broadband wireless Internet, our stroke specialists work with affiliate sites to remotely examine patients, recommend diagnostic tests and discuss treatment decisions with medical staff, patients and their families.

Advanced stroke intervention

Our expert practitioners then provide advanced training in the delivery protocols for tPA. We work with local hospital staff to develop a rapid transfer plan that can be enacted at a moment’s notice for transfer to a St. John Providence Health System facility that offers advanced stroke intervention.

If a patient is a candidate for intervention, options at St. John Providence Health System may include endovascular treatment. We are one of only a handful of health systems offering endovascular stroke treatment up to eight hours after a stroke. These treatments can significantly increase the odds of recovery from stroke. We far exceed the national standard for our ability to appropriately identify candidates for, and administer, tPA - preserving the quality of life for patients throughout Southeast Michigan and across the state, thanks to our Telemedicine network.


St. John Providence Health System offers excellent neuro-rehabilitation care for stroke patients. However, if a patient prefers to do his/her rehab closer to home, our staff will assist in scheduling rehab at a more convenient location.


The following have been accredited as Advanced Primary Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. This certification is nationally recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to high performance standards and quality care:

St. John Providence Health System Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center Locations

St. John Hospital and Medical Center
22101 Moross
Detroit, MI 48236
P: 313-343-4000 (24-hour)

Providence Park Hospital
47601 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374
P: 248-465-4100

Providence Hospital
16001 W. 9 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
P: 248-849-3000

St. John Macomb-Oakand Hospital,
Macomb Center
11800 E. 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48093
P: 586-573-5000

St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital,
Oakland Center
27351 Dequindre Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
P: 248-967-7000

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Specialized imaging can make all the difference

“Specialized imaging, called CT perfusion, allows our stroke team to quickly determine if there is brain tissue to be saved with additional treatment. This ability to look at the critically important part of the brain in a timely manner can become the difference between a patient's recovery or impairment, which is the reason our neurologists and Neuroendovascular surgeons work closely with the emergency centers delivering immediate therapy to ensure the most favorable outcome."

Dr. Paul Cullis, Chief of Neurology
St. John Hospital and Medical Center

Need help finding the right care? Call us.

If you or someone you love has a stroke or other cereberovascular condition, St. John Providence Health System's Certified Stroke Centers are here to help.
Call 1-866-501-DOCS (3627).

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