University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System Stroke Performance Indicators

University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System Stroke Performance Indicators


UI Health was one of the 1st hospitals in Illinois to become a Joint Commission Designated Primary Stroke Center in 2005 and in 2015 achieved becoming 1 of only 3 Joint Commission Designated Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the city of Chicago. Performance indicators represent quality metrics used by the Joint Commission to evaluate adherence to established guidelines and can give you insight into a hospital’s ability to manage a specific disease. The chart below compares UI Health to the National average in Stroke Care management from January 2015 to December 2015.



UIC Neurology Stroke Outsomes Research

Comparative Outcome Of Stroke Patients Admitted To The University Of Illinois Hospital And Health Sciences System


The percentage data below compares mortality and the likelihood to be discharged home, to those patients treated at comparative facilities within the Chicago land area and two nationally recognized stroke programs.


Discharged to home care or self care Mortality Discharge to another level of care
University of Illinois and Health Science System 60% 11% 29%
University Hospital in Chicago area A *  44% 21% 34%
University Hospital in Chicago area B *  53% 10% 37%
University Hospital in Chicago area C * 51% 16% 33%
University Hospital in Chicago area D * 61% 11% 27%
National Leading Institution A ** 58% 10% 31%


* Local University-associated Hospital in the Chicago Area

** National Institution outside of the Chicago area ranked as one of the top ten centers by the US news and World Report in stroke care

Diagnosis Include: Cerebral Hemorrhage, Stroke, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage w/ Coma, Subdural Hemorrhage
(Source: University Hospital Consortium. The numbers represent annual percentages for the time period 2016 Quarter 2,2016 Quarter 1,2015 Quarter 4, 2015 Quarter 3


Stroke Related Procedure Complication Rates


The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System Neurosurgery Department has led the way in providing the most current and up to date treatment for primary stroke and recurrent stroke prevention. We have some of the most experienced Cerebrovascular/ Endovascular Surgeons in the Chicago land area. Listed below are the complication rates for some of the procedures performed.


Procedure Stroke Other major complication Total Cases
Diagnostic Cerebral Angiogram 2015 0.14% 0.14% 739
Diagnostic Cerebral Angiogram 2016 0.0% 0.15% 673
Carotid Stenting 2015-2016 0% 0% 33
Aneurysm Coiling 2015-2016 3.8% 1.30% 78