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 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.
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.
The Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center has one of the best trauma survival rates in the nation, acting as the major trauma receiving hospital for the City and County of Denver and the Rocky Mountain Region. Denver Health has ranked in the top 5% for inpatient survival for 6 consecutive years and has been among the top 1/3 of US academic health centers in overall quality for 10 consecutive years.