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Comprehensive Stroke Center

St. Anthony Hospital is a Comprehensive Stroke Center and our team of award-winning stroke specialists is available 24/7 to offer unparalleled care and the latest treatments and expertise.

The Comprehensive Stroke Center certification, developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, recognizes a select group of hospitals with the state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training necessary to receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes.

Our rapid response to stroke, advanced stroke treatment capabilities and acute stroke rehabilitation means stroke victims and their families will find exceptional,compassionate care paired with the absolute best in technology, expertise and experience. Plus, we have a strong partnership with prehospital EMS, so stroke treatment begins en route to the hospital in the earliest minutes to minimize brain damage.

We also know that stroke can be prevented, that's why we're committed to helping you lower your risk and prevent stroke before it happens.

St. Anthony Hospital
Stroke Data Report

What We Measure

January - December 2013

National Benchmarks

Treatment Rate for Administering IV t-PA


Estimated National Average

Complication Rate for Artery Opening Procedures via Surgery

 0.0 %

Joint Commission Required Rate

Complication Rate for Clipping an Aneurysm in the Head


Estimated National Average


Joint Commission National Quality Approval Gold Seal

The Joint Commission St. Anthony Hospital has been awarded Disease Specific Certification for Stroke Care by The Joint Commission. Receiving this Gold Seal of Approval signals that the hospital's stroke-related programs, associates and physicians are leaders in the Rocky Mountain Region.


 Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association "Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award" recognizes St. Anthony Hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive stroke treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. Read more about the Stroke Gold Plus Award and our other recent stroke center awards.

2014 Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp

Are you a stroke survivor or caregiver? Each year Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp helps survivors and caregivers improve their quality of life with a three-day weekend of relaxation, activities, entertainment, laughter, music, games, all geared specifically for you.

Members of the St. Anthony Hospital stroke staff will participate in the Allenspark, Colorado camp held July 25-27. You can register online for these camp dates here or visit for additional dates and information.

*The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines "Stroke Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12 month intervals and 75% or higher compliance with 5 of 8 Get With The Guidelines" Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes in addition to achieving IV rt-PA door to needle times ≤ 60 minutes in 50% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients (minimum of 6) during one calendar quarter.


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