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UCHealth announced last Thursday that the Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver is joining UCHealth and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver has provided world-class orthopedic care for 23 years at its Greenwood Village and Lone Tree locations. The clinic’s seven surgeons and additional providers are joining the faculty of the CU School of Medicine’s Orthopedics Department and CU Sports Medicine, one of the most comprehensive sports medicine groups in the western U.S. UCHealth is building a new health center off Inverness Drive in Englewood that will house its sports performance program, including physical and occupational therapy, surgeries, imaging
Congratulations to Colleen K. McIlvennan, DNP, RN, BSN, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, on being named a 2016 National Magnet Nurse of the Year by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Colleen cares for critically ill patients with advanced heart failure, heart transplants and mechanical heart pumps called left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). She generated groundbreaking research encompassing patients’ and caregivers’ emotional, rational and fundamental beliefs when considering an LVAD. The resulting data was published in three high-impact, peer-reviewed journals targeted at nursing, cardiology and surgical colleagues who implant LVADs. This work led to the development of two innovative decision aids, an eight-page pamphlet and a 26-minute video that are being used by LVAD programs across the U.S. and Canada. These efforts led to a $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Colleen’s pilot work and testing of the decision aids has led to national recognition from the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America.
Congratulations to Robert Davies, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, who was honored earlier this month by Out Front and the Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce with its annual Power Award for his efforts to launch University of Colorado Hospital’s new clinic to address the mental and behavioral health needs of patients in the LGBT community. The goal of the clinic is to create an environment in which LGBT patients feel accepted, welcome, and safe.
Dan Theodorescu, MD,
Have a good week,
John J. Reilly, Jr., MD
Richard D. Krugman Endowed Chair
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and
Dean, School of Medicine
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