Denver Health Medical Center: Denver Health is a level
one trauma center providing integrated primary and acute care to 25% of the
residents of Denver County. Denver Health is an integrated, comprehensive
health system built around a main hospital, with nearly 500 licensed beds, and
8 community health centers. Denver Health is a nationally renowned model for
safety net hospital systems with its unique integration of inpatient, urgent
care, and outpatient facilities for both adults and children. Denver Health also operates the Denver School-Based
Clinics, with 17 clinics operating in high risk schools, as well as the Rocky
Mountain Drug and Poison Center, providing toxicology consultants and poison
control services for Colorado and surrounding states. In 2006, the hospital
opened a new pavilion dedicated to the health of women and children. This wing
houses the Pediatrics services which include the general inpatient ward, the
pediatric ICU, the newborn nursery, and the NICU. The hospital also has a
dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department.
Guided by this principle to
provide "Level One Care for All", Denver Health serves a diverse
patient population that represents the full extent of Denver's socioeconomic
and ethnic diversity. Our residents get experience in inpatient care on general
medicine and intensive care training in both the internal medicine as well as
the pediatrics portion of their training. In addition, our residents may also
have experiences in the adult urgent care clinic and emergency
Hospital Colorado (CHCO): Founded in 1908, Children’s Hospital of Colorado is the Rocky Mountain
Region’s only hospital dedicated to the treatment of sick and injured children.
The hospital features private rooms for all inpatients, cutting edge intensive
care, surgery and radiology facilities, a large conference and education
center, and 24-hour dining facilities. The hospital has an eight state referral
area which ensures an incredibly rich educational experience for residents.
According to the 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released by U.S.
News & World Report, Children’s Colorado for the first time ranked in
the top 20 in all ten recognized specialty areas. It is the only ranked
children’s hospital in Colorado, and the top-ranked children’s hospital in the
surrounding 12 states.
VAMC: The new Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical
Center opened its doors in July 2018. This facility serves veterans from
Colorado and the surrounding region, and is equipped with a fully staffed ICU,
complete imaging capabilities, and subspecialty care. Round-the-clock ancillary
services are available so residents can focus on education and medical decision
making. The VA is the only hospital in our system with an open ICU policy,
allowing teams to follow their patients from presentation until discharge. A
twice weekly post-discharge clinic provides an opportunity for inpatient team
members to see patients in near-team follow-up, safeguarding their transition
to outpatient care. The VA also houses numerous electives including geriatrics,
ambulatory care, and subspecialty services.
of Colorado Hospital: University of Colorado
Hospital is a new 593-bed quaternary care facility which provides care to
patients throughout the State of Colorado and has a referral base that includes
seven surrounding states. The hospital is located on the Anschutz Medical
Campus where a new state-of-the-art interdisciplinary academic health center
and research facilities were built. The hospital serves the basic health care
needs of the local community and provides the advanced quaternary care services
including solid organ transplant, bone marrow transplant, stroke care, and
advanced critical care. The University of Colorado Hospital internal
medicine teaching services include General Internal Medicine, Oncology,
Geriatrics, Hepatology, Medical Consultation, Stroke Service, Cardiology/CCU,
and Pulmonary/MICU. It also includes a 40 bed NICU and a well baby nursery on
the same campus as Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Elective rotations are
available in all of the medical subspecialties and hospital-based medicine.