• Julia Neumeier

    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.

  • Frances Mackey



    "I returned to work only 8 weeks after my stroke." Frances Mackey suffered a stroke in Spearfish, SD, a Swedish Medical Center telestroke site. Swedish stroke neurologists used telemedicine technology to evaluate her immediately. Frances was airlifted to Swedish Medical Center to receive a higher level of care.

  • Dennis Haynes



    When Dennis felt queasy and light-headed, his wife, Joyce, knew something was wrong. She called 9-1-1 and told to rush Dennis to the Swedish Southwest ER in Littleton. There, the expert emergency team determined Dennis was having a stroke.

  • Bill O'Gorman



    It's remarkable, really, that Bill O'Gorman can actually tell you how grateful he is to be alive. The stroke he survived last April was the most severe kind of ischemic stroke. But 24 hours after his stroke started, Bill had completely recovered. This is the story of how everything went perfectly for him.

  • Tom Wright

    It was a question Tom Wright had both longed for and dreaded. As he looked into his wife’s confused eyes, answering her question by listing a string of harrowing moments that they’d struggled through for the past four weeks, he knew it was a sign that she had turned a corner.

  • Gary Brown

    Whether it was because of God, his wife, the EMTs, or the hospital medical team, stroke survivor Gary Brown knows he was lucky. Many people don’t survive strokes.

  • Mandy Banks

    neuro , neurosciences , stroke , swedish


    Mandy Banks thanks the expert stroke team at Swedish Medical Center who saved her life.

  • Bill Meehan

    airlife , stroke , swedish


    On the day Bill Meehan dropped “like a sack of potatoes” at the gym, he had wrestled with whether or not to work out. The Chief Operating Officer for Frontier Airlines was considering pointing his car toward I-70 and heading to his Breckenridge cabin, rather than the Denver health club.

  • Mandy Banks

    airlife , annualreport , stroke , swedish


    Mandy Banks noticed she was moving slower than normal and struggling to remember names on the day she went to Rose Medical Center for her 38-week pregnancy check-up. When doctors examined Mandy, it quickly became apparent something was not quite right. Thanks to the rapid thinking by the Rose Medical Center treatment team during an MRI, the team recognized the American Stroke Association’s and sprung into action.