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Patient Care

"One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity, for the secret of the care for the patient is in caring for the patient."

                                                                                                               Frances Weld Peabody
                                                                                                               The Care of the Patient 
                                                                                               JAMA 88:877, 1927

Patient Care in the Department of Medicine

Our clinical faculty are committed to providing high quality, personalized care to patients from Colorado and around the world. Our physicians are nationally recognized experts in patient care, and meet the highest standards of quality and safety.

Clinical care is provided at four hospitals affiliated with our training program: University of Colorado Hospital (tertiary care following referral from primary/secondary providers), Denver VA Medical Center (comprehensive in- and outpatient veterans care), Denver Health (underserved primary and referral care and level 1 trauma care), and National Jewish Health (pulmonary, immunological and mycobacterial care). Active hospitalist and intensivist services provide 24/7 care and education at these core hospitals; through their work at these centers, our physicians are expert in diverse clinical challenges, patient populations, and practice settings. 

The University of Colorado Hospital, along with CU’s Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado, has completed a move to an entirely new $4B campus in Aurora, Colo., at the former site of the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. A new 467-bed hospital, a seven-story outpatient facility, the CU Cancer Center, the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and a host of other centers and institutes are now fully operational on this campus (along with state-of-the-art educational and research facilities). 

Our physicians also provide easy-to-access care at many locations throughout Colorado and the western U.S.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has purchased substantial property on this campus for a new facility that will be just over one million square feet. Encompassing 31 acres, this state-of-the-art medical center will provide many new services to veterans, as well as expanding the number of veterans served to 83,000 (compared to 58,000 veterans from Colorado and surrounding states being served at the current facility in Denver, which is 670,000 square feet and dates to 1950). The new facility will be located on the southeast corner of the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, just east of Children’s Hospital Colorado.