Nationally recognized stroke care at University of Colorado Hospital
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in metro Denver is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. This means that we provide stroke patients the highest level of care possible. UCH recently earned its 3rd recertification for Comprehensive Stroke.
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 2022 Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus award for outstanding care.
Our stroke outcomes
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.
University of Colorado Hospital Public Reporting: January – June 2023
Videos about stroke
“BE FAST” was developed by Intermountain Healthcare, as an adaptation of the FAST model implemented by the American Stroke Association. Reproduced with permission from Intermountain Healthcare. © 2011 Intermountain Healthcare. All rights reserved.
Minutes matter when the first symptoms of stroke appear. Getting care within three hours of experiencing your first symptom means you have a much better chance of making a full recovery.
From the National Stroke Association: It Happens in an Instant
Patient and family stroke resources
National Stroke Association
The Jamie Beck Family Foundation
Provides financial assistance to family and caregivers of brain aneurysm patients. To inquire about your situation, please email [email protected]
Rocky Mountain Stroke Center
Sponsors support groups throughout Colorado as well as a helpline, rehabilitation classes, young survivors support group, art therapy, book club, an aphasia group, yoga class, speaker’s bureau and community education.
Brain Aneurysm Foundation
Facilitates and offers support groups for survivors and all those affected by brain aneurysms. Provides online support and information.
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BAC)
Through guidance, resources, support and education, BAC seeks to facilitate lifelong growth of Colorado residents affected by an injury to the brain.
Awards and recognition
Our “Get With The Guidelines” Designation
Providing optimal health care requires staying on top of constantly advancing treatment recommendations. That’s why we follow the latest guidance from the American Heart Association.
The AHA’s Get With The Guidelines® program helps ensure that patients get up-to-the-minute, scientifically-based treatment. We’ve been recognized for adhering to those exacting guidelines, helping patients live longer, healthier lives.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Achievement Measures and 75% or higher compliance with five or more Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years and achieving Time to Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes 75% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.