Denver Health is an integrated healthcare system in the public sector. We are an acute care hospital of 525 beds. Denver Health has one of the largest and oldest Community Health Services in the United States. Last year there were nearly 400,000 outpatient visits, including nearly 100,000 kids. We provide the medical home for 40% of the children in Denver County. Integrated care means children have one registration, one medical record, and one medical staff, whether an outpatient or inpatient basis.
Denver Health is also a Level I Trauma Center. The pre-hospital care through EMS is directed from the Emergency Department. We have a school to train Paramedics. We are the Denver School-Based Clinics, with 15 clinics operating in high risk schools. Through the Rocky Mountain Drug and Poison Center, toxicology consults and poison control services are provided throughout Colorado and several other states.
The Public Health Department provides services for disease control and prevention including Immunizations, Tuberculosis, STD and HIV clinics. Non-medical detox is provided at Denver Cares. There are inpatient adolescent and adult psychiatry units and a Psychiatry Emergency Room.
Denver Health is more than 150 years old; our community clinics were established 45 years ago.
In 2006, the hospital opened it’s new beautiful pavilion dedicated to the health of women and children. This wing houses the Pediatrics Services which includes the general inpatient ward, Pediatric ICU, Newborn Nursery, and NICU. The hospital also has a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department. Our faculty are Generalists, who are dedicated to provide 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 Children’s Hospital and a Community Program is an excellent way to train Pediatricians.