UCHealth Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit takes the emergency department to the patient.

January 25th, 2016

As one of only four such units in the U.S., the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit is revolutionary in Colorado and beyond. It allows on-board diagnosis and critical blood clot-busting medications to be administered en route to the hospital, rather than waiting until after the patient arrives. This time saved can prevent the loss of millions of neurons, reducing permanent damage to a patient’s brain. By working with our local EMS partners, we will change the story for many individuals and their families.

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UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.