Littleton Hospital’s Telestroke Outreach
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.
Our professional stroke team at Littleton Adventist Hospital is committed to providing rapid response and expert treatment for stroke patients.
Time is of the essence when dealing with a stroke and minutes count. We are prepared and expertly trained to take the appropriate steps in treating emergency stroke patients. With our neuro team available 24/7, you can rely on us whenever you are in need. A stroke is a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
The Stroke Center at Littleton Hospital has been accredited as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission since 2005. This designation indicates that the hospital follows proven protocols and processes for treating stroke quickly and effectively. Last year, Littleton Hospital received the Gold Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) for 24 consecutive months of adherence to all Get With the Guidelines® indicators, which focus on improving quiality of patient care and outcomes. We also became the first and only hospital in Colorado to be recognized on the AHA/ASA's Target: Stroke honor roll, signifying our team's effectiveness in the administration of clot-busting medication within the benchmark of 60 minutes.