Denver Health Medical Center
601 Broadway MC 4000
Denver, CO 80204
If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial or learning more about the clinical trials at this center, please contact:
Terra Hiller, RN
Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DH) is a tertiary-care hospital and level-one trauma center located in downtown Denver, Colorado. The hospital maintains 477 licensed beds which includes a 24-bed medical ICU, 22-bed surgical/trauma ICU, and a 12-bed step-down unit. DH- serves urban, underinsured, and immigrant populations as well as being the major regional medical referral center for metropolitan Denver and the Colorado front range area; it is one of Colorado’s busiest hospitals with more than 25,000 admissions annually and is home to the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center (the region’s only academic level-one trauma center) which is recognized by the University Hospital Consortium as having the best trauma survival rates nationwide. In addition, DH manages eight federally qualified community health centers, twelve school-based clinics in the Denver public school system, a 100-bed non-medical detoxification facility, correctional care services, a health maintenance organization, the 911 medical response system for the city and county of Denver, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, and the Denver Public Health department.
The DH system is nationally recognized for its model of care delivery to underserved, indigent, and minority patients and for its growth and financial stability despite a patient population with low rates of health insurance. DH serves approximately 25% of Denver residents and has a patient population that is approximately 50% Latino, 15% African American, and 30% white. An electronic medical record common to inpatient and outpatient facilities was instituted in the mid-1990s. A commitment to using the electronic record to improve productivity and quality of care has been a key factor in DH’s success, and commitment to its use in research is strong. Medical staff members at DH have held faculty appointments at the University of Colorado School of Medicine since 1947, and a formal affiliation agreement between the two organizations has been in place since the early 1990s.
The Denver Health pulmonary and critical care clinical research program will enroll patients including screening and consenting patients who have COPD. The Denver Health comprehensive pulmonary medicine program includes ambulatory services for advanced pulmonary diagnostics and care, pulmonary rehabilitation and sleep disorders including home-sleep testing.
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