Specialty Programs

Neurosurgery & Spine Care

Back and neck pain affects approximately 80 percent of people at some point during their lifetimes. Once you experience back and neck pain, you are more likely to continue to experience recurring problems in the future.  That’s where Henry Ford Allegiance Health can help.

Designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery

Our team of neurosurgeons, orthopedic physicians and physical medicine physicians work together with you to determine the best treatment – starting with non-surgical options – to alleviate your pain. For those who need surgery, Henry Ford Allegiance has been recognized as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ for spine surgery.

Stroke Center

The Joint Commission National Quality ApprovalHenry Ford Allegiance Health is a Certified Primary Stroke Center, as designated by the Joint Commission, the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. This honor means that Henry Ford Allegiance ranks among the best for identifying and treating stroke.

The Henry Ford Allegiance stroke care team includes certified professionals who are specially trained to treat stroke. Neurologists, emergency physicians and staff, nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, case managers, pharmacists and registered dieticians all work together. Using a collaborative approach, the team designs a customized care plan for every patient. Learn more about our Stroke Center.


Neurologists are doctors who specialize in non-surgical treatment of disorders that affect the brain, spine and nerves. Henry Ford Allegiance offers complete neurological evaluation, treatment, and follow-up for patients. We focus on helping patients maintain their quality of life, as well as providing education and support. Our comprehensive evaluations and treatments cover strokes, seizures, headaches, Parkinson's disease, dementias, motor neuron disease, and a wide variety of other neurological conditions. Learn more about our neurology services.

Blue Distinction® Centers met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction® Centers+ also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable health care. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria are displayed on www.bcbs.com. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. To find out which services and providers (including hospital based physicians) are covered under your policy, or to learn about Local Blue Plan Criteria, contact your Local Blue Plan; and contact your provider before making an  appointment to verify its current Network and Blue Distinction Centers status. Each hospital’s Cost Index is calculated separately, based on data from its Local Blue Plan. Hospitals in portions of CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in areas served by two Local Blue Plans, resulting in two Cost Index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether all hospitals in these areas must meet Blue Distinction Centers+ national criteria for one or both Cost Index figures. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages, losses, or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. To find out more, contact your Local Blue Plan.

Managing your diabetes by keeping your blood sugar levels under control helps to reduce your risk of having a stroke.