Stroke Care When it Matters Most
When it comes to stroke, every second counts. From initial diagnostics and intervention to ongoing care, having expertise close at hand can dramatically affect recovery.
Patients suffer more than 780,000 strokes a year in the US and stroke remains one of the leading causes of death. Medical evidence demonstrates that the faster you are treated after initial symptoms, the greater your chance of recovery.
Sky Ridge participates in the Stroke Alert program with our EMS partners in the field. Stroke Alert, developed at HealthONE in collaboration with physicians and EMS agencies, enables first responders to diagnose, transport and treat stroke victims and minimize the effects of stroke.
Target Stroke: Elite Plus Award
Congratulations to the Sky Ridge Stroke Team for receiving the Target Stroke: Elite Plus Award for 2014 from the American Stroke Association during its International Stroke Conference for exceptional care for stroke patients. We qualified for it by treating 50% of our stroke patients within 45 minutes and 75% within 60 minutes. The prestigious award was only presented to 4 other Primary Stroke Centers in the Denver Metro area and we are among one of just 18 hospitals that were awarded it in the Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming region. Thank you to every member of our stroke team for providing our patients with exceptional care!
Stroke Telemedicine Technology
Sky Ridge offers the latest in stroke technology with the InTouch Health Remote Presence®. This allows our patients with stroke symptoms to be assessed almost instantly by a neurologists that specializes in stroke. As a result, our emergency department physicians can work more quickly to treat stroke patients and reduce the long-term impacts.