UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is the region's leading specialty care and referral center with 700+ beds, and it is ranked as the #1 hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report. It is located on the state-of-the-art Anschutz Medical Campus. The Outpatient Pavilion, Cancer Pavilion, and Eye Center focus on primary and specialized outpatient care. The inpatient facility offers cutting-edge medical care in all specialties. University of Colorado Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, ABA-verified Burn and Frostbite Center, and the only comprehensive transplant center in the multi-state region. UCH is also home to the University of Colorado Cancer Center, the region’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. This year, a third inpatient tower will open.
Rotations for general surgery residents at University of Colorado Hospital are in general surgery, minimally invasive/bariatric surgery, endocrine, breast, complex surgical oncology, cardiothoracic, plastic and reconstructive, burn, transplant, trauma/acute care surgery, as well as surgical intensive care. GI and thoracic surgery specialties are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
Denver Health Medical Center is a 360-bed acute care hospital with a world-renowned Level 1 Trauma Center — The Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center — providing the 911 emergency medical system for the City and County of Denver. Denver Health provides "Level One Care for ALL" regardless of ability to pay and serves as a safety-net institution for the medically underserved communities of Denver County.
The academic trauma center admits over 3,000 trauma patients annually and provides comprehensive trauma and acute care surgery (including emergency general surgery) experiences, including REBOA, surgical stabilization of rib fractures, aortic reconstruction, advanced endoscopy, and minimally invasive techniques. Rotations for general surgery residents are offered in trauma, surgical critical care, emergency general surgery, vascular, pediatric, breast, surgical nutrition, bariatric, plastic, thoracic, and broad-based elective general surgery.
The surgical service of the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) includes sections of general surgery, surgical oncology, vascular, cardiothoracic, urology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, opthalmology, orthopedics, podiatry, obstetrics/gynecology and hand surgery.
The hospital facility has 135 operating beds and performs around 4,500 operations annually. The facility is designated as a level 1A (or the highest level of surgical complexity within the VA healthcare system) medical center.
Founded in 1908, Children’s Hospital Colorado is a 434-bed facility serving a 13-state region, and is the only resource in a six-state region with the comprehensive array of specialized services very sick children need. Children's Hospital Colorado is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and offers a broad spectrum of pediatric medical and surgical training programs. Pediatric surgical services housed at Children's include bariatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, fetal surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, pediatric surgery, urology, transplant surgery, burn surgery, and trauma. The hospital averages 27,000 inpatient admissions and nearly 26,000 surgical procedures per year, comprised of over 6500 inpatient and approximately 21,000 outpatient procedures. Children's Hospital Colorado is designated as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.
UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs includes two hospitals: Memorial Hospital North and Memorial Hospital Central. Combined, the hospitals have nearly 530 beds. Memorial Central is southern Colorado’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center and only Level I Trauma Center. Memorial Central is ranked as the #1 hospital in Colorado Springs by U.S. News & World Report. The two hospitals provide nearly 192,000 emergency room visits per year and nearly 22,000 surgeries. Memorial also offers numerous ambulatory locations, providing extensive primary and specialized outpatient care.
Surgery residents from the University of Colorado began rotating through Memorial Hospital in 2016-2017. Residents have the opportunity to participate in high-volume standard surgical procedures, including robotic surgery and complex orthopedic procedures.