Clinically Speaking

June 2020

Highlighting the important work of the faculty in the University of Colorado School of Medicine to improve care delivery, clinical quality and patient safety.  

photos from three stories in the April Newsletter

In this issue of Clinically Speaking, we explore three of the many examples of flexibility, creativity and resilience that have characterized the past few months on the Anschutz campus. Much has been demanded of health care during this time, and we are inspired and proud to see how everyone across the campus is rising to meet the challenge. From collaborations between the UCH/CHCO hospitals, to newly formed multidisciplinary teams, to new ways to offer virtual health visits, these new approaches to providing care in this COVID environment should make us all proud.

We hope you will join us in learning more about the good work happening across our organization and honoring our colleagues for the creativity, passion, knowledge, and dedication they bring to the work—no matter the challenge.

As always, our clinicians are learning, growing, innovating and pushing the limits of medicine to make healthcare better and safer for Coloradans. 

Anne Fuhlbrigge, MD, MS
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Clinically Speaking Newsroom

  • Drs. Kutner Brumbaugh sitting in front of Fitzsimons Building

    Strong Ties Set Stage for Rapid COVID Response

    Jun 29, 2020 by Clinical Affairs
    With collaborative working relationships already in place, University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) came together quickly to create contingency plans for a surge of patients due to COVID-19.
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  • Bowden Burden

    Commitment, Flexibility and Multidisciplinary Teams Bring Excellence to COVID Care ​

    Jun 29, 2020 by Clinical Affairs
    When news of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. started to emerge, no one knew quite what to expect. But many at the School of Medicine and University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) knew that the hospital’s status as an academic medical center and quaternary care referral facility meant it would be playing a key role in responding to the pandemic in the Denver metro area.​
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  • blue graphic of person standing with spine visible

    Orthopedists Use Virtual Exams to Diagnose and Treat Spine Conditions During COVID-19

    Jun 29, 2020 by Clinical Affairs
    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it many health risks, including the risks associated with health care people need but do not access. Nolan Wessell, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Division of Spine Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is working to meet the needs of his patients through virtual spine exams.​
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