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.

neurosciences outcomes 2017

 

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
    stroke.org
    1-800-787-6537
  • The Jamie Beck Family Foundation
    jamiebeckfoundation.org
    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
    strokecolorado.org
    303-730-8800
    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
    bafound.org
    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)
    biacolorado.org
    info@biacolorado.org
    303-355-9969
    Through guidance, resources, support and education, BAC seeks to facilitate lifelong growth of Colorado residents affected by an injury to the brain.

Stroke Hub Rehabilitation Services

Registration is required for all Stroke Hub Rehabilitation classes & sessions.  First trial class or session is free.

Mindfulness Class
Mindfulness is a tool used to reduce stress and anxiety, while also strengthening attention, focus and thinking abilities.
Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $40 /4-week series

Neurological Music Therapy
Stroke survivors benefit from music therapy in varying ways to help improve speech and re-gain motor-functions. The classes use interactive, fun exercises to challenge cognitive and physical skills. No musical talent is required.
Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $25 per session

Individual Sessions
Skill-building can focus on speech, cognitive processing, reading, computers/ phones, etc. Counseling sessions provide a safe space for the individual to process challenges, emotional/ behavioral impacts, grief and loss, as well as learn more to better understand stroke and strategies to cope with the impact.
By appointment only
Fee: $25 hour (Skill-building)/ $35 hour (Counseling)

To register contact:
Rocky Mountain Stroke Center
Carly Lancaster, Social Worker
carly@strokecolorado.org
303.730.8800

Location:
Aurora Corporate Plaza
2400 S. Peoria Street
Aurora, CO 80014
Intersection of Iliff and S. Peoria

Support groups

For survivors and caregivers

6:15 p.m – 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Location
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
carly@strokecolorado.org
303.730.8800

Awards and recognition

Get With the Guidelines graphic
Our “Get With the Guidelines” Designation**

**The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizes this hospital for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Performance 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 50% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.