The Neurosciences Center at University of Colorado Hospital in metro Denver is the largest provider of comprehensive neurological and neurosurgical care in the Rocky Mountain region.
With just the right balance of patient care, research and education, University of Colorado Hospital provides the highest quality neurological and neurosurgical care.
Our neurosciences practice is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, and 70% of our Neuro ICU nurses have CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) or CNRN (Certified Neuroscience Nurse) board certifications.
We diagnose and treat a broad range of neurological conditions with diagnostic precision, proven therapies and a multi-disciplinary, collaborative team approach.
Conditions we treat
Both consultations and ongoing care are available to patients with a variety of neurological conditions, including:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Back pain
- Brain cancer
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Pituitary tumors
- Sleep disorders
- Spine conditions
Many of the patients who come to us for neurological treatment were referred here by physicians who recognize our expertise in proven therapies and our high quality of care. See our online outcomes book.
The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Neuro ICU at UCH.
Nationally recognized stroke care at University of Colorado Hospital
University of Colorado Hospital is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. This means that we provide stroke victims the highest level of care possible.
University of Colorado Hospital has the largest neurovascular service in the state. Our nationally renowned doctors offer highly specialized surgical techniques and interventional neuroradiology procedures not available elsewhere in Colorado. This means better results for patients who may otherwise suffer from irreversible brain damage or death.
Our quick response was recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) with their 2014 Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus award for outstanding care.
In 2013, we were named to the AHA’s Target: Stroke Achievement Honor Roll for delivering clot-dissolving tPA medication within an hour to 68 percent of eligible patients. Our typical “door-to-needle” time of 43 minutes beats the national rate by more than 15 minutes and saves you precious brain cells.
Stroke support resources
Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at UCH
Introduction to the EMU for hospital patients
Watch this video for an overview of the University of Colorado Hospital EMU for current hospital patients being transferred into the unit. Topics covered include basic rules and regulations, what to expect during your stay in the EMU, and an introduction to the team that will be responsible for your care.
Introduction to the EMU for newly admitted patients
Watch this video for an overview of the University of Colorado Hospital EMU for patients who are being admitted to the unit from home. Topics covered include navigating to the unit, the check-in process, service animal policy, basic rules and regulations, what to expect during your stay in the EMU, and an introduction to the team that will be responsible for your care.