x
Dartmouth-Hitchcock logo
Summer Flowers In This Section

Stroke Care

Comparing New England teaching hospitals with > 300 beds

You want to go to a hospital that…

  1. Sees the greatest number of patients with your condition
  2. Manages the most complex cases
  3. Achieves the best survival rates for your condition
  4. Avoids complications better and has fewer re-admissions

1. Who treats the most stroke patients?

Number of stroke patients treated, Medicare patients only

(Higher score is better)

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, MA (948)
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT (849)
  • Hartford Hospital, CT (723)
  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, MA (556)
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, CT (536)
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center, MA (535)
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital (535)
  • Rhode Island Hospital, RI (503)
  • University of Vermont Medical Center, VT (472)
  • Danbury Hospital, CT (448)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH (441)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, MA (437)
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center, ME (375)
  • Saint Vincent's Medical Center, CT (238)
  • Boston Medical Center, MA (185)
  • Tufts Medical Center, MA (138)

2. Does Dartmouth-Hitchcock handle complex cases?

If a hospital handles highly complex cases of many types often, it is generally better prepared to provide expert care for complex diagnoses that need a lot of resources. Information on complex cases at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is available, but not for this specific condition.
Learn more about complex cases

3. How many stroke patients don’t survive more than 30 days?

Stroke mortality rate

(Lower score is better)

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT (12.3%)
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, CT (12.8%)
  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, MA (13.0%)
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center, MA (13.4%)
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, MA (13.9%)
  • Danbury Hospital, CT (14.5%)
  • Boston Medical Center, MA (14.7%)
  • Tufts Medical Center, MA (14.8%)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, MA (15.3%)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH (15.5%)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, MA (15.6%)
  • Saint Vincent's Medical Center, CT (15.7%)
  • Hartford Hospital, CT (15.8%)
  • Rhode Island Hospital, RI (16.2%)
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center, ME (16.8%)
  • University of Vermont Medical Center, VT (18.5%)

4. How many stroke patients go back to the hospital within 30 days?

Stroke readmission rate

(Lower score is better)

  • Eastern Maine Medical Center, ME (11.2%)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH (11.6%)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, MA (11.8%)
  • Rhode Island Hospital, RI (12.4%)
  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, MA (12.8%)
  • Tufts Medical Center, MA (12.9%)
  • Hartford Hospital, CT (13.0%)
  • Boston Medical Center, MA (13.1%)
  • Danbury Hospital, CT (13.2%)
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT (13.2%)
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, CT (13.5%)
  • Saint Vincent's Medical Center, CT (13.6%)
  • University of Vermont Medical Center, VT (14.0%)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, MA (14.0%)
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, MA (14.6%)
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center, MA (15.1%)

What does this mean for me?

  • Choose where to get care in advance, as best care increases survival rates after serious hospitalizations.
  • The best stroke care also reduces the possibility to patients having to return to the hospital.

How good is Dartmouth-Hitchcock?

  • Patients treated for stroke at Dartmouth-Hitchcock are less likely to be re-admitted to the hospital than at other academic centers in the region.

What is Dartmouth-Hitchcock doing to improve stroke care?

  • We have a team of specially trained providers who respond immediately when patients come to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Emergency Department. With stroke, time saved equals brain saved, so a quick response is important.

What questions should I ask to get the best care?

  • Ask the hospital: How many stroke patients do you care for?
  • Ask the provider: Do you have a specialty team for these patients?

0