Our Comprehensive Stroke Center is committed to the highest standards of stroke care.
Littleton Adventist Hospital’s stroke program is a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. This designation reflects our commitment to providing patients with expert diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and patient education. The Comprehensive Stroke Center designation is only awarded to hospitals that have unique capabilities to treat the most complex stroke cases.
Comprehensive Stroke Center certification
The Stroke Center at Littleton Adventist Hospital was certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV GL in 2018, and was previously accredited as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission in 2005.
The DNV GL - Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes. This new Comprehensive designation is awarded only to hospitals that have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. We have the expert doctors, advanced technology, and efficient processes in place to ensure rapid treatment and provide patients with the best possible outcomes. It means we are ready to deliver advanced stroke care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for patients in need.
Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus in Castle Rock and Rio Grande in del Norte are now all part of the Centura Health statewide telestroke network connected to the expert stroke teams at Littleton Adventist Hospital.
Through telestroke's secure high-speed network videoconferencing and image-sharing technology, these teams can connect with Littleton Adventist Hospital specialists - in real time - to rapidly assess and treat patients exhibiting signs of stroke, narrowing the window of time necessary to minimize permanent injury to the brain. The Littleton Hospital based neurologist is able to view and communicate with the patient and ER physician as well as perform a neurological examination and directly view computer tomography (CT) scans to evaluate for intracranial hemorrhage or conditions that may mimic stroke in clinical presentation. Telestroke is cloud (Internet) based technology so it is not dependent on a fixed location which means it can also be set up in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or elsewhere in the hospital if need be.
- Neuro ICU
- 24/7 Neurologist & Neurosurgeon coverage
- Acute stroke rehabilitation unit
- Stroke support & education