Top medical professionals, superior medicine and progressive change make University of Colorado Hospital one of the leading hospitals in the nation.
Consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the country by U.S.News & World Report and many other rating agencies, University of Colorado Hospital is internationally respected for its exceptional teams of medical specialists, its remarkable medical outcomes and its overall clinical excellence.
Our hospital includes primary care and specialty clinics around the state, as well as our central facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
The campus itself is a place of arresting vision of what health care should be. The scene of many medical firsts, University of Colorado Hospital is also the site of new models of care like patient- and family-centered care and “medical home,” designed to help patients navigate their ways through what can be a de-humanizing health care system.
It is, of course, where our vast and oft-honored network of family and multi-specialist caregivers – nurses, physicians, staff members, executives and more – assemble to deliver medicine, cures, hope and care to the people of Colorado and the many others who come from around the country to seek our help. We're famous, too, for our advanced facilities in the unique health care city growing at the Anschutz Medical Campus In Aurora, Colorado.
Denver Health is Colorado's primary “safety net” institution, providing billions of care for the uninsured. Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals receive their health care at Denver Health. One of every three children in Denver is cared for by Denver Health physicians.
Provide access to the highest quality health care, whether for prevention, or acute and chronic diseases regardless of ability to pay;
Provide life-saving emergency medicine and trauma services to Denver and the Rocky Mountain region;
Fulfill public health functions as dictated by the Denver Charter and the needs of the citizens of Denver;
Provide health education for patients;
Participate in the education of the next generation of health care professionals; and
Engage in research, which enhances our ability to meet the health care needs of Denver Health system patients.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eastern Colorado Health CareSystem includes a 128-bed medical center in Denver, eight community based outpatient clinics located in Alamosa, Aurora, Burlington, Lakewood, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, La Junta and Lamar, CO, and one Primary Care Telehealth Outreach Clinic in Salida, CO. There are two Community Living Center (nursing home) units with a total capacity of 100 patients.
The Denver VA Medical Center (VAMC) is a tertiary care referral facility. It provides a full range of state-of-the-art patient care services and serves as an educational and research center. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care.
The Denver VAMC is a major teaching facility affiliated with the medical, pharmacy and nursing schools of the University of Colorado. Residency programs are maintained in Internal Medicine and Surgery and their subspecialties as well as Psychiatry, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Anesthesia, Pathology, Radiology and Dentistry. The medical center supports the training of over 120 residents annually. In addition, approximately 450 medical students rotate through the facility for their clinical experiences. The education department coordinates the rotation of over 370 nursing students from local schools (UC School of Medicine, Regis, CCD, Front Range, and Arapahoe Vocational). The medical center also provides training opportunities for paraprofessional and allied health students and is affiliated with 20 academic institutions, providing training in several different services.
Academic Affiliate: University of Colorado School of Medicine
National Jewish Health is an accredited teaching affiliate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Our physicians and scientists have faculty appointments at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and their medical students and fellows are trained at National Jewish Health.
The Integrated Department of Immunology, staffed by faculty from both institutions is located on the National Jewish Health main campus. In addition, we maintain graduate student and postdoctoral fellowship programs in a variety of fields, including allergy/immunology, pulmonary medicine, pediatric pulmonology, rheumatology, occupational medicine, cardiothoracic radiology and infectious diseases that are affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine.