As the only academic medical center in the region, we attract the best and brightest physicians, scientists and trainees from around the world, ensuring a level of patient care that is second to none. Clinical care is also provided at four hospitals affiliated with our residency training program. Active inpatient services provide 24/7 care and education at these core hospitals, providing residents the unique exposure to diverse clinical challenges, patient populations and practice settings. We are lucky that three of our four sites use Epic for their electronic medical record, allowing for ease of use and little time spent learning and adapting to a new system!
Denver Health Medical Center: Denver Health is a level one trauma center providing integrated primary and acute care to 25% of the residents of Denver County. Denver Health is an integrated, comprehensive health system built around a main hospital, with nearly 500 licensed beds, and 8 community health centers. Denver Health is a nationally renowned model for safety net hospital systems with its unique integration of inpatient, urgent care, and outpatient facilities for both adults and children. Denver Health also operates the Denver School-Based Clinics, with 17 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. 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, the pediatric ICU, the newborn nursery, and the NICU. The hospital also has a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department. Guided by this principle to provide "Level One Care for All", Denver Health serves a diverse patient population that represents the full extent of Denver's socioeconomic and ethnic diversity. Our residents get experience in inpatient care and intensive care training in both the internal medicine and pediatrics portion of their training. In addition, our residents may also have experiences in the adult urgent care clinic and emergency department. Our Med Peds continuity clinic is a Denver Health clinic; learn more under our “Continuity Clinic” section.
Childrens Hospital Colorado (CHCO): Founded in 1908, Children’s Hospital of Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Region’s only hospital dedicated to the treatment of sick and injured children. The hospital features private rooms for all inpatients, cutting edge intensive care (including dedicated PICU, NICU, and CICU), surgery and radiology facilities, a large conference and education center, and 24-hour dining facilities. The hospital has an eight state referral area which ensures an incredibly rich educational experience for residents. According to the 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Colorado ranked in the top 25 in all ten recognized specialty areas. It is the only ranked children’s hospital in Colorado, the top-ranked children’s hospital in the surrounding 12 states, and is considered the #6 children’s hospital in the country.
Denver VAMC: The new Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center opened its doors in July 2018. This facility serves veterans from Colorado and the surrounding region, and is equipped with a fully staffed ICU, complete imaging capabilities, and subspecialty care. Round-the-clock ancillary services are available so residents can focus on education and medical decision making. The VA is the only hospital in our system with an open ICU policy, allowing teams to follow their patients from presentation until discharge. A twice weekly post-discharge clinic provides an opportunity for inpatient team members to see patients in near-team follow-up, safeguarding their transition to outpatient care. The VA also houses numerous electives including geriatrics, ambulatory care, and subspecialty services.
University of Colorado Hospital: University of Colorado Hospital is a 593-bed quaternary care facility which provides care to patients throughout the state of Colorado and has a referral base that includes seven surrounding states. The hospital is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus where a new state-of-the-art interdisciplinary academic health center and research facilities were built. The hospital serves the basic health care needs of the local community and provides the advanced quaternary care services including solid organ transplant, bone marrow transplant, stroke care, and advanced critical care. The University of Colorado Hospital internal medicine teaching services include General Internal Medicine, Oncology, Geriatrics, Hepatology, Medical Consultation, Stroke Service, Cardiology/CCU, and Pulmonary/MICU. It also includes a 40 bed NICU and a well baby nursery on the same campus as Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Elective rotations are available in all of the medical subspecialties and hospital-based medicine. According to the 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings released by U.S. News & World Report, UCHealth ranked in nine recognized specialty areas. It is the top-ranked hospital in Denver and in Colorado.