UCHealth Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center - Anschutz Medical Campus

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Monday: 8am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8am – 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Your team
Jennifer Simpson, MD
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Sharon Poisson, MD
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Jodi Sagastume, PA-C
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Jason Rich, PA
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Paul Johnson
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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.

Superior expertise

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 2018 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.


Videos about stroke

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 resources

Resources on the web
  • 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 stroke@uchealth.org
  • 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.
Support groups

For survivors and caregivers

5:00 p.m – 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Aurora Corporate Plaza
2400 S. Peoria Street
First floor, room 124
Aurora, CO 80014

Enter through the main entrance on the east side of the building.  Wheelchair-accessible entrance is located on the west side of the building.

Additional information:
Rocky Mountain Stroke Center:
Carly Lancaster, Social Worker

Awards and recognition

UCHealth Get with the Guidelines StrokeOur “Get With The Guidelines” Designation

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is recognized for reaching an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85% or higher compliance to core standard levels of stroke care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for 2 consecutive calendar years and for demonstrating 75% compliance to seven out of ten stroke quality measures. In addition, it is recognized for achieving Time to Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes in 75% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA and Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy within 45 minutes in 50% of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.