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Stroke Designations

The Centura Health Stroke Network of Care. Providing life-saving care throughout Colorado.

Seven Centura Health hospitals are Comprehensive or Acute Primary Stroke Centers with the Joint Commission Seal of Approval for exceptional stroke care. And all our entities have emergency room expertise for stabilizing care, neurology consultation and a rapid, smooth transfer process in place, if needed, to our stroke centers. Together, this creates our collaborative and comprehensive Centura Stroke Network across Colorado.

Acute Primary Centers with Stroke Certification and Comprehensive Capability

Acute Primary Centers with Stroke Certification

Stabilizing Stroke Programs


An Acute Primary Certified program PLUS delivering the full spectrum of care (to seriously ill patients with stroke and cerebrovascular disease) including surgical and interventional procedures.

A certified stroke program with staffing, infrastructure and programs to stabilize and treat most acute stroke patients with regularly demonstrated high quality care and outcomes.

A Stabilizing Stroke Program has the emergency department expertise and collaboration with EMS to receive, image, deliver initial treatments in conjunction with an Acute Primary Center team and provide rapid transfer to the Acute Primary Center.

 Littleton Adventist Hospital
Littleton, CO

Mihaela Alexander, MD
Stroke Medical Director

Christopher Nichols, MD

Janet Carlson, RN, MSN
Stroke Program Coordinator

 Parker Adventist Hospital
Parker, CO

Ravi C. Shah, MD
Neurology Medical Director

Pam Elser, RN, BSN, CNRN
Neuroscience Program Manager

 St. Thomas More Hospital
 St. Anthony North Hospital
 Avista Adventist Hospital
 St. Anthony Summit
Medical Center
 Mercy Regional Medical Center
 OrthoColorado Hospital

 St. Anthony Central Hospital
Denver, CO

Richard Smith, MD
Stroke Medical Director

Ted Larson III, MD

Criss Potzer, RN, BSN
Stroke and Neurovascular Program Coordinator

 Penrose Hospital
Colorado Springs, CO

John Norton, MD
Stroke Medical Director

Susan Baker, PhD, RN
Stroke Program Coordinator


 Porter Adventist Hospital
Denver, CO

Adam Wolff, MD
Stroke Medical Director

Kryssy Kimminau, RN, BSN
Stroke Program Coordinator


 St. Francis Medical Center
Colorado Springs, CO


 St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
Pueblo, CO

Kevin Weber, MD
Stroke Medical Director

F. Michael Vislosky, RN, BS, CCRN, CNRN, RCIS, PCCN
Critical Care Nurse Educator

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