Acute Stroke Team at St. Anthony Hospital
St. Anthony Hospital Acute Stroke Team - on the Job 24/7!
Minutes count when responding to stroke. Effective and safe treatment of stroke requires immediate and expert emergency medical attention. That's why St. Anthony Hospital's Acute Stroke Team is available around the clock.
Our acute care stroke team provides immediate and experienced stroke expertise to determine if the latest treatments such as clot-busting medications, can benefit a stroke patient. The team provides stroke patients with rapid access to expert diagnosis and treatment, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Consisting of emergency medicine specialists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-interventional specialists, radiologists, critical care specialists, nurses and radiology technicians the Acute Stroke Team provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment to stroke victims.
Specialized care for neuro patients is provided in a dedicated Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and acute care unit, where patients receive coordinated care, comprehensive monitoring and expert intervention from the multidisciplinary team. The NICU is equipped with state-of-the-science monitoring equipment and is staffed by a skilled and experienced team of physicians, nurses, therapists and other medical support professionals. Here, physicians, therapists and counselors provide care to patients throughout their stay, a unique aspect that has been shown to improve a patient's sense of well being and decrease the length of stay. Experts from other medical disciplines are readily available for consultation, further enhancing the recovery process, and promoting a faster return to an optimal level of health and activity.
Stroke Physician Specialists
Physicians in multiple specialties at St. Anthony Hospital combine their expertise to provide comprehensive care for patients who have suffered a stroke. The collaboration of these specialists provides each patient with the best possible treatment options and the highest quality of care. Team members in the Stroke and Neurovascular Program excel in diagnosing and treating stroke through a wide range of treatment options. Physicians are up-to-date on the latest research findings and treatment techniques. Stroke specialists include:
- Emergency medicine specialists
- Neurologists - physicians specializing in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system.
- Neuro-interventional specialists - radiologists and neurosurgeons trained in minimally invasive interventional procedures to treat a variety of vascular (blood vessel) disorders of the brain.
- Neurosurgeons - surgeons who treat disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and spine.
- Intensivists - physicians who have specialized training in critical care medicine.
- Vascular surgeons - surgeons who specialize in diseases of the blood vessels.
- Rehabilitation specialists with training in stroke.
Flight For Life. This internationally regarded air and ground ambulance resource was born at St. Anthony Hospital and serves those in need of critical care transport across the Rocky Mountain Region. Stroke patients from throughout Colorado and neighboring states are flown to St. Anthony Hospital for stroke care.
Additional stroke team members
- Nurse Specialists
- Rehabilitation Therapists
- Case Managers
- Social Workers
- Lab Services