Swedish Medical Center is Colorado's First Comprehensive Stroke Center, as certified by the Joint Commission.

Comprehensive Stroke Center Colorado

Swedish Medical Center Stroke Report Card 2013

Swedish Medical Center offers expert stroke treatment. In fact, we care for more stroke patients more quickly than any other hospital in Colorado.

At Swedish, we act on the fact that TIME IS BRAIN. If you even think you or a loved one is having a stroke, you shouldn't wait a second. Why? Because during a stroke, 30,000 brain cells die per second.

The "gold standard" for treating strokes is within one hour of hospital arrival.

  • Swedish's average time for treating strokes is 43 MINUTES.
  • The average of all hospitals in Colorado for treating stroke is 78 minutes.* Choose another hospital and you could lose another 46 million brain cells!

What makes Swedish the top choice for stroke care?

We have an entire team focused on the urgency of a stroke. From the moment emergency services calls a Stroke Alert, we have stroke experts waiting for the patient in the emergency department. We know you don't want to waste a minute in the waiting room. Our experienced and specially trained team members include EMS, AirLife, stroke neurologists, CCU nurses, dedicated unit and rehab nurses to care for patients during recovery, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.

Swedish not only treats more stroke patients than any other hospital in Colorado, we also have better outcomes. Our stroke mortality rate for 2011-2012 is 3.9% – compared to the national rate of 8.6%.  Just another reason to say "Take Me To Swedish!"

  • 80% of all strokes are preventable
  • 60% of stroke symptoms are recognized by someone other than the person experiencing the stroke...someone like you!   

Learn more about Swedish's Stroke Treatment Program, the ONLY Stroke Center in the Rocky Mountain region four-times certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and now as the first Comprehensive Stroke Center in the state and Rocky Mountain region.

*This Get With The GuidelinesSM (GWTG) Aggregate Data report was generated using the OutcomeTM PMT® system. Copy or distribution of the GWTG Aggregate Data is prohibited without the prior written consent of the American Heart Association and Outcome Sciences, Inc. (Outcome).