The University of Colorado Hospital – Anschutz Medical Campus
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Denver Health Medical Center
At CU, our residents learn from nationally and internationally recognized subspecialty-trained faculty and have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research. Residents spend approximately 24 months of their training at the AMC. Our residents are involved in the performance, supervision and interpretation of a large volume of studies totaling over 440,000 examinations per year. These include approximately 82,000 CT studies, 60,000 ultrasounds, 38,000 MRI studies, 33,000 mammograms, 15,000 fluoroscopic procedures, 11,000 radionuclide examinations, and 10,000 interventional procedures. A computerized voice-recognition system is used throughout the department and we have web-based viewing capabilities. CU is one of the fastest growing, most comprehensive medical centers in the country.
The University of Colorado Hospital opened its new $644 million, 820,000-square-foot facility on the Anschutz Medical Campus in 2007. CU Anschutz integrates world-class education and cutting-edge facilities in research and patient care on one of the nation’s newest medical campuses in the country.
The University of Colorado ranked as the #6 highest-performing academic hospital in the US in 2015 by the University HealthSystem Consortium. CU was ranked as the nation's #1 academic hospital in both 2011 and 2012, and a top-10 hospital in 2013. In addition to being named among the top 10 academic hospitals in the United States, U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Colorado Hospital as the best in the state. For the first time, U.S. News and World Report has named University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll, recognizing it as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals out of almost 5,000 evaluated. U.S. News has also named UCH as the number one hospital in Colorado, with 10 individual specialties ranked among the best in the United States.
The Radiology Department at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) is recognized for their expertise in evaluating and imaging the broad spectrum of childhood diseases and conditions using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment with special pediatric features. Our residents receive exceptional training from 20 board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists. Subspecialty expertise is provided by staff with dual fellowship training in pediatric radiology as well as interventional, cardiothoracic, musculoskeletal and neuroradiology. CHCO is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Colorado. Approximately 200,000 imaging studies are performed at CHCO each year.
Radiology residents spend three months at CHCO, each 4 week rotation encompassing a week in Body imaging, Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal/Nuclear medicine and Fluoroscopy. Participation in daily rounds with the neonatal intensive care unit service and multidisciplinary conferences in all specialties offer opportunity for interaction with clinicians and insight into the complexity and challenges of caring for our youngest patients. There is a strong emphasis on education with a didactic pediatric radiology lecture series (two per week) dedicated to the radiology residents.
Children's Hospital Colorado is consistently ranked one of the nation's top pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report & Parents Magazine and is currently ranked #5 in the Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. CHCO ranked in nine of the ten specialties surveyed and six of the hospital’s specialties ranked among the top 10, including Diabetes & Endocrinology, Neonatology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Pulmonology, Orthopedics, and Oncology.
Founded in 1860, Denver Health is an academic, integrated safety-net hospital and trauma center for the rocky mountain region. It is a national model as an integrated health system, which includes a network of community health centers and school based clinics. It is the only institution in the state certified by the American College of Surgeons as both an Adult Level 1 and Pediatric Level 2 Trauma Center. The entire organization is focused on evidence based high quality health care with effective use of limited resources. Our residents spend 12 months of their training at DHMC.
The Denver Health radiologists support this system, with imaging at the hospital and several outlying sites, including the Winter Park Resort. The 15 attending radiologists at Denver Health are all subspecialty, fellowship-trained radiologists with University of Colorado faculty appointments. However, they each practice across subspecialties, which provides a model for residents different than seen at the University and more like many community practices. The physical layout at Denver Health also facilities close cross-specialty communication. The department performs approximately 200,000 imaging studies each year, with expectations that this number will continue to rise in the foreseeable future.