University of Colorado Hospital and Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) is a nationally recognized teaching hospital located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The campus is home to most of the hospital's services with a 678-bed quaternary care hospital, the University of Colorado School of Medicine as well as its schools of Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry. The hospital is in the heart of a bold new health care city and the growing medical campus will soon be one of the largest geographic medical centers in the nation.
In addition to University Hospital, the campus is home to the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, University of Colorado Cancer Center, Marcus Institute for Brain Health, the Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation (CeDAR), Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Colorado.
The University of Colorado, a level I trauma center, has consistently been ranked the #1 hospital in Colorado and is nationally ranked in 9 sub-specialties, including Neurology, by U.S. News and World Report.
Each year the Neurology service evaluated more than 2,000 inpatient admissions and consultations through our general neurology, stroke, and consultative service lines. University of Colorado Hospital is a GOLD Plus Comprehensive Stroke Center with over 1,400 stroke alerts annually and is home to one of the nation's earliest Mobile Stroke Treatment Units. Within the hospital there is a dedicated Neurosciences floor, but our services provide consultations within many other units including multiple Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Neurosurgical, Medical, Surgical-Trauma, Burn, and Cardiac, as well as inpatient medicine, general surgery, oncology/BMT, hepatology, and transplant medicine. UCH also has a 12-bed inpatient Class IV Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) that provides inpatient video-monitoring to more than 300 patients a year and supports the leading epilepsy surgical program in the region in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery.
There are a vast number of subspecialty and general neurology clinics that see over 35,000 visits in the outpatient clinics. Procedurally, over 2,000 outpatient EEGs and 6,000 continuous EEGs are read each year. More than 1,000 EMGs and 150 muscle biopsies are performed yearly. Over 2,000 botulinum toxin procedures are performed annually for various movement disorders and headaches. DBS, VNS and RNS programming are all performed within the subspecialty clinics.
Throughout residency, all neurology residents rotate through all UCH inpatient service lines as well within outpatient subspecialty clinics through “flex” weeks and electives.
ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS VIRTUAL TOUR
Denver Health Medical Center
Founded in 1860 as City Hospital, Denver Health Medical Center is a public hospital located approximately 9 miles from University Hospital, near the heart of downtown Denver. DHMC serves the population within the boundaries of Denver County, caring for nearly one-third of Denver’s population annually and is Colorado’s primary “safety-net” institution. The center is a regional level I trauma center and contains 525 inpatient beds including medical and surgical ICUs and inpatient psychiatry unit.
Neurology at DHMC is an inpatient consultative service evaluating approximately 350 inpatient and ER consults and with over 2,500 outpatient encounters yearly. Neurology residents rotate through DHMC for multiple months throughout residency and cover the inpatient service as consultants and outpatient clinics. At DHMC residents have opportunities for hands-on experience with EEG and EMG interpretation and have the unique opportunity to round with a Neuro-critical care trained Neurologist on ICU patients.
Rocky Mountain Regional (RMR) VA Medical Center
The Rocky Mountain VA Regional Medical Center is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, less than a mile from University of Colorado Hospital. Housed in a new, state of the art, facility that opened in 2018, RMR VAMC is the primary veteran’s hospital in the region and serves veterans from Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and Kansas. RMR VAMC is home to 182 beds including a medical intensive care unit, surgical intensive care unit, inpatient mental health unit, inpatient rehabilitation, and a specialized 30-bed inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation clinic.
Neurology is a consultative service covering inpatient and emergency room consultations with over 250 consults per year. Residents on VA rotations have ample outpatient clinical opportunities with evaluating veterans in both general and subspecialty clinics, with outpatient neurology clinics seeing approximately 2,500 patients per year. Clinics are staffed by University of Colorado faculty whom have appointments at the VA and are represented by a variety of subspecialty training including Epilepsy, Movement, Neurobehavioral, Neuromuscular, Neuropalliative, Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroimmunology, Sleep, and Vascular Neurology. The Neurology department also works closely with the premier VA Regional Hub Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder clinic that assists in care of patients with spinal cord injuries, MS and other causes of myelitis, and ALS.
Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center Tour