Primary Stroke Center
We recognize that COVID-19 has taken the spotlight in health care. We want
you to know that BCH continues to provide high-quality stroke care during
this time. It is critical to identify the signs and symptoms of a stroke
so that you get medical attention right away. Immediate treatment may
minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death. The
FAST acronym, developed by the American Heart Association, is the gold
standard for recognizing stroke signs and symptoms. BEFAST is the updated
acronym to include additional stroke warning signs. If you think you may
be having a stroke, call 911. Boulder Community Health is here to take
care of you!
Our outstanding team of physicians, nurses and therapists from across BCH
has been nationally recognized for excellent care provided to stroke patients.
We have been awarded
Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke
Comprehensive Stroke Program
From the latest in emergency treatments and diagnostic technology to specially
trained nurses and rehabilitation therapists, we support stroke patients
at every step of their recovery journey. Our program includes:
Quick access to neurologists. Patients who arrive at our emergency department with signs of a stroke
will be seen by a neurologist, without waiting to be admitted to the hospital.
Expedited care through Stroke Alert Protocol. Paramedics begin care in the ambulance and alert our stroke-care team
so patients receive immediate treatment upon arrival at our Emergency
Specialized inpatient care. During your hospital stay, an experienced neurologist will direct your
care and work closely with skilled nurses who have received extra stroke
Access to a caring support network. BCH holds free monthly support group meetings for stroke patients.
Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery
Boulder Community Health’s expansive Rehabilitation division offers
important resources to stroke survivors who have some disability. Rehabilitation
is an important part of full recovery, helping patients regain everyday
skills that can be lost from a stroke. BCH has the most extensive rehabilitation
resources in our area. We provide customized therapy programs in the hospital
and after you return home.
Our HomeCare staff can provide nursing care and continue therapy for patients
who need support over a longer period of time.
For information about inpatient rehabilitation, call (303) 938-3168.
For information about outpatient rehabilitation, call (303) 415-4400.