Stroke Outcomes

Patient high-fiving with Dr. Bell
Kathleen Bell, M.D., high fives a stroke patient during rehab.

Recovery from a stroke can be a challenging process. Our Inpatient Rehabilitation team combines personalized attention with leading-edge therapies to help each patient achieve the highest possible level of independence. We treat patients that have received care at UT Southwestern Medical Center for strokes, as well as those transferred from other hospitals.

The CARF-Accredited Stroke Specialty Program defines its assessment and intervention to the prevention, recognition, assessment, and treatment of conditions related to stroke and its complications; to promote lifestyle changes that focus on reducing risk factors for recurrent stroke; increasing functional independence; provide psychological and social coping and adaptation skills; integrate persons served back into the community, and participate in life roles; and to offer services for families and/or support systems.

  • In 2016, we admitted 180 patients to rehabilitation following a stroke:
    • The average age of our Stroke patients was 64 years old
    • Gender: 85 were male and 95 were female
  • 61 percent of our patients returned home after their rehab stay.
  • The average length of stay in rehab was 15 days.

An Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center In North Texas

The Joint Commission and American Stroke Association have designated UT Southwestern as an advanced comprehensive stroke center. Our Robert D. Rogers Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center is the only hospital in North Texas that’s received this designation, which recognizes the highest level of stroke care available.

Learn more about stroke