Stroke Care

Dr. Colleen Hupp, vascular surgeon, CCSVA

Meet Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Colleen Hupp of Colorado Cardiovascular Surgical Associates (CCVSA) 

by Peter Solveson

When Colleen Hupp was a teenager, she slipped on ice while helping her family load the car for a ski trip. Instead of carving turns on the slopes, Hupp had surgery to mend her broken ankle. Soon after, Hupp ran into her surgeon at a high school career day. He invited her to spend a day shadowing...

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cholesterol screening

Not Your Mother’s Cholesterol Screening

by Joelle Klein

Everything you need to know about cholesterol, now

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Liz Wambugu, a certified adult gerontology nurse practitioner and palliative care provider with Agape Healthcare, Greenwood Village

Palliative care services at Agape Healthcare provide support for people with chronic illness

by Jeannette Moninger

If you or a loved one is living with a chronic disease that affects the ability to enjoy life, a palliative care specialist can help. “Palliative care is a medical discipline focused on helping people who have a chronic, and sometimes terminal, condition manage symptoms and improve quality of...

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Advanced Stroke Treatment at Sky Ridge

Advanced Stroke Treatment at Sky Ridge Proves Lifesaving for Aurora Resident

by Jeannette Moninger

Julia Neumeier is proactive about taking care of her health. The 78-year-old Aurora resident tries to keep her high blood pressure in check by exercising, eating healthy and taking prescribed medications. Despite these efforts, she’s had three strokes in the last five years. The most recent one,...

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Brain and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms


by Sarah Protzman Howlett

What You Need to Know About Brain and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

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Quick response, new treatment offers Sky Ridge stroke patient brighter future

by Debra Melani | Photos by John Menchaca

Merlinda Lucas, a 47-year-old Brighton resident, was treated at Sky Ridge Medical Center this summer for a stroke. Because her story is unusual, and because she was the first patient to undergo a special treatment at Sky Ridge that should dramatically reduce her chances of having a repeat stroke,...

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Dr. Don Frei, a neurointerventional radiologist

Sky Ridge Medical Center Is First Southeast Denver Hospital to Offer New Stroke Treatment

by Jeannette Moninger

When a clot restricts blood flow to the brain, critical neurons that control movement, speech and thinking start to die. During a stroke, every second counts.

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Sky Ridge’s New Hybrid Operating Room Enables State-of-the-Art Patient Care

by Jeannette Moninger

In Fall of 2017, Sky Ridge Medical Center became the first hospital in southeast Denver to open a hybrid operating room (OR) at a cost of $4 million. Here, Dr. Colleen Hupp, a vascular surgeon with Colorado Cardiovascular Surgical Associates (CCVSA) at Sky Ridge, shares how this surgical...

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Sky Ridge Medical level 2 trauma center

When timing is critical

by Debra Melani

Sky Ridge trauma-level boosts care for patients closer to home

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jigsaw puzzles

Dumbbells for the brain?

by Lisa Marshall

Jigsaw puzzles can hone cognitive function, trigger good feelings

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