Living in rural Colorado has its advantages—land that goes on for miles, clean air and no traffic. However, the disadvantages can often outweigh the advantages. With limited access to health care, many rural Coloradans will drive for miles just to see an oncologist.
At the University of Colorado Cancer Center, we’re bringing access to quality cancer care to Coloradans in Grand Junction, Alamosa, Glenwood Springs, Montrose and Vail/Edwards through our Community Engagement Program.
Since 1985, we’ve been flying doctors whose specialties range from oncology to neurosurgery and cardiology to rural hospitals in order to bring specialty care and access to clinical trials to patients who wouldn’t get it otherwise. Many of our partner medical centers cannot afford to employ specialists full time so we bring ours to them.
In cases where standard therapies have been exhausted or a higher level of care is needed, a full time coordinator is dedicated to assisting with patient referrals to the University of Colorado Hospital our adult cancer care partner in Aurora, Colo.
Patients who are self-referring to one of our partner sites to see a CU Cancer Center physician can call the medical center nearest to them.
Physician schedules vary, so please call the medical centers to find out when the CU Cancer Center physicians will be providing care at the location of your choice.
Physicians visit these partners one or two days each month.
|Shaw Regional Cancer Center, Edwards||970-569-7429|
|St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center||970-298-7500|
|Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Springs||970-384-7570|
|Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska||308-630-2101|
Community Engagement Program
1665 N. Aurora Court, Room 5325
Aurora, CO 80045
Community Engagement Coordinator
The University of Colorado Cancer Center encourages physicians to refer their patients to our clinics across the state or to our main facility on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.
Additionally, our Community Engagement Program offers tumor boards and CME activities several times each year to physicians at our partner sites.
Physicians who want to refer a patient to the CU Cancer Center, are encouraged to call Shelly Gregory at 720-848-0483; Shelly, will obtain the needed patient information and help to facilitate the referral in a timely manner.
Shelly will also ensure that the referring physician receives patient notes from the university and can arrange call-back from the consulting physician.
Physicians who are referring their patients to the University of Colorado Cancer Center can distribute the following maps and hotel information to their patients. If your patients need more information about travel to the CU Cancer Center, please contact Shelly Gregory at Shelly.Gregory@cuanschutz.edu