General Category => Practice Profiles => Topic started by: Dave Likosky on July 14, 2012, 04:06:24 PM

Title: Blue Sky Neurology
Post by: Dave Likosky on July 14, 2012, 04:06:24 PM
Blue Sky Neurology, PLLC was established in 2005, to provide dedicated neurohospitalist services to its principal hospital, Swedish Medical Center, in Denver Colorado. This unusual name for a medical practice was chosen to portray a brighter outlook for neurological patients than in the past. BSN has grown from 2 to 6 neurohospitalists who are boarded in stroke, neurocritical care, neurodiagnostics and neuro- opthalmology. BSN’s neurohospitalists consult on patients in the emergency department and hospital, admit and co-manage patients with intensivists in the neurocritical care unit, perform and interpret inpatient neurodiagnostic tests such as EMG and EEG, provide telestroke consultations for its partner regional teleneurology networks, and lead and participate in acute stroke clinical trials. In addition, Blue Sky Neurology has expanded “on the ground” coverage to include several of the Denver metropolitan hospitals in the HealthOne and Exempla systems. By contracting with hospitals to provide services, BSN has been able to continue to grow in a fully private practice environment.

In 2007, Blue Sky Neurosciences PLLC was formed as an umbrella managing organization for its two divisions; the original Blue Sky (Inpatient) Neurology division, and the newly formed Blue Sky Outpatient Neurology division, composed of dedicated outpatient neurologists. By forming separate entities, each division is able to contract, manage and function optimally with its unique needs in mind. Blue Sky Neurology incorporated telestroke early into its neurohospitalist practice, which lead to increased regional recognition and influence throughout Colorado and into the surrounding states of Wyoming, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Kansas. Affiliation with the Colorado Neurological Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education, community outreach and research, facilitated their participation in acute stroke trials, such as IMS III, POINT, Stellar, and ENGAGE, to name a few.
The neurologists of Blue Sky Neurosciences are also actively engaged in improving the quality of inpatient neurological services at each of the hospitals they serve as medical directors, and speak and publish on regional and national levels. The vision of Blue Sky Neurosciences is to provide comprehensive neurological care from the ED to outpatient setting.
Ira Chang, MD