We feel incredibly lucky to spend our years in residency working in beautiful, modern facilities dedicated to pediatrics. Our three main training sites together offer experience in the entire spectrum of the care of children.
As the primary regional pediatric referral center for a multi-state area and a trusted pediatric hospital in Denver and surrounding communities, our residents care for and learn from children with both common and rare diseases at Children's Hospital Colorado. Third year residents also have the unique experience of being the most senior pediatrician in-house overnight for the ED, NICU, PICU and wards at Denver Health.
These experiences are complemented by working in outpatient primary care facilities in Denver and at rural and urban sites throughout Colorado. There are additional opportunities in the many subspecialty clinics at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Children's Hospital Colorado
Founded in 1908, Children's Hospital Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Region’s only hospital dedicated to the treatment of sick and injured children. Our hospital is an amazing blend of art and state-of-the-art, where every detail was developed with the best interest of the patients and their families in mind. 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, all in a spacious and beautifully-designed building.
In 2012, over 14,000 patients were admitted to Children’s Colorado, 96,000 were seen in the ED and another 463,000 were treated at outpatient clinics. Also in 2012, Children’s Hospital Colorado opened a new tower that which houses the Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health as well as expanded specialty care services including the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the Heart Institute, Orthopedics Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Digestive Health Institute, Breathing Institute and the Intensive Care unit, among others.
The Children’s Hospital Colorado has an eight state referral area that ensures an incredibly rich educational experience for residents, who retain primary responsibility for all inpatient care. We have experts in every pediatric medical and surgical specialty who are dedicated to resident education. An advanced electronic medical record system, designed with housestaff input, helps greatly in streamlining and improving patient care.
Denver Health is an integrated healthcare system in the public sector. Denver Health has one of the largest and oldest Community Health Services in the United States. The hospital has been in operation for more than 150 years and its community clinics for over 45 years. Last year there were nearly 400,000 outpatient visits, including nearly 100,000 pediatric visits. Denver Health provides the medical home for 40% of the children in Denver County.
Denver Health is also a Level I Trauma Center. Pre-hospital care provided by Denver County EMS is directed by the Emergency Department. Denver Health also operates the Denver School-Based Clinics, with 15 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.
The Public Health Department provides services for disease control and prevention including immunizations, Tuberculosis, STD and HIV clinics. Non-medical detox services are provided at Denver Cares. There are inpatient adolescent and adult psychiatry units and a Psychiatry Emergency Room.
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, Pediatric ICU, Newborn Nursery, and NICU. The hospital also has a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department. Denver Health faculty are generalists, who are dedicated to providing care for the underserved and who enjoy teaching in a community-based Pediatric program.
Denver Health provides an invaluable educational experience. We believe the combination of a modern tertiary care Children’s Hospital and a community program is an excellent way to train pediatricians.
University of Colorado Hospital
The Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion of the University of Colorado Hospital opened in June 2007 and includes a 40-bed NICU and a well baby nursery on the same campus as Children's Hospital Colorado.
Pediatric residents have primary responsibility for all of these infants, attend many high-risk deliveries and provide care for all newborns, from the most routine to the most critically ill.