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 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
Awards and recognition
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.