Primary Stroke Certification

The Medical Center of Aurora is a Primary Stroke Center. Primary Stroke Certification is the highest level of stroke certification available. Only 7 other hospitals in the state of Colorado have achieved this honor.

To earn Primary Stroke Certification, a hospital must undergo a rigorous analysis, demonstrating compliance and excellence in three important areas of stroke care:

  • Compliance with evidence-based national standards
  • Effective use of clinical practice guidelines to both manage and optimize care
  • Demonstrated measurement and improvement in the care provided to stroke patients