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Denver Health’s New Program Utilizes Lyft to Get Patients Home Safely

February 08, 2017

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - February 06, 2017) - Denver Health has taken another big step forward in patient experience by partnering with Lyft, the fastest growing on-demand transportation company in the US, to help make sure discharged patients who have no other means of getting home make it home safely. Denver Health is the only hospital in the area with such a service in place. This partnership began in November 2016... More ›

Refugee children in Denver malnourished, health foundation steps in; Denver Health Foundation receives Season to Share funding for patient’s assistance program

January 30, 2017

Booted from both Bhutan and Nepal, the Acharya family endured 17 years in a United Nations-run refugee camp in the boonies east of Kathmandu. Food rations there were so meager that in 2008 when Devi Acharya and her two sons were sent to Denver for resettlement, one boy, Angel, weighed only 40 pounds. He wasn’t growing. The Acharyas had barely subsisted on the lentils and rice they received. And neither... More ›

Average life expectancy in Denver can vary a decade depending on neighborhood

November 30, 2016

Living in well-to-do Washington Park or in the Valverde neighborhood on Denver’s west side can mean a difference in average life expectancy of 11 years. Depression and childhood obesity rates are four times higher in some Denver neighborhoods, and tobacco use is six times higher in certain areas of the city. The health disparities are severe, and thanks to data emerging from death certificates and the electronic health records of... More ›

When eating disorders pushed them near death, they found hope in Denver

July 11, 2016

After collapsing in the street across from her Kansas City, Mo., home, 43-year-old Hallie Smith showed up at a hospital emergency room bleeding badly from a gash above her eye. But she heard a more dire diagnosis when the attending physician examined her gaunt physique: You’re going to die within 30 days if you don’t get help. At that point, she was an emaciated 5-foot-7, growing weaker and missing work... More ›

J-Serve teens make a huge impact for Denver Health’s Refugee Patients

May 16, 2016

One hundred twenty seven teens came out for this year’s J-Serve, the International Day of Jewish Teen Service in Denver. The teens packed 315 Comfort Bags for children in foster care, children who have just arrived in America as refugees and men and women who are experiencing homelessness. Comfort Bags for kids included essentials like toiletries as well as stuffed animals, books, sunglasses and school supplies. Adults received a most... More ›

Denver Health Appoints Dr. Bill Burman as Interim CEO

April 21, 2016

Dr. Bill Burman, director of Denver Public Health, has been selected to serve as interim CEO of Denver Health and Hospital Authority (Denver Health), effective immediately, while the Board of Directors conducts a national search for a permanent CEO. Dr. Burman has served Denver Health for 21 years, as physician executive and infectious disease specialist. Dr. Burman has served as director of Denver Public Health – a department of Denver... More ›

Denver Health’s School-Based Health Centers Awarded $1.26 Million Grant

April 13, 2016

The Denver School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Program—sponsored by Denver Health—was recently awarded $1.26 million to support comprehensive and integrated health services for the 2016-2017 school year from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Denver Health has served as the lead agency and medical sponsor for Denver’s school-based health centers for 29 years, providing free integrated health care services to Denver Public School (DPS) students. By eliminating logistical... More ›

Davidson: Denver Health honors Federico and Cindy Peña, OneRepublic plays free

April 11, 2016

Just when you think the guys in the band OneRepublic couldn't get any cooler, they go and do something like this: They waive their appearance fee for the NightShine Gala, thus ensuring a record profit for Denver Health's signature fundraiser, which, it goes without saying, is good news for those who are least able to pay for their health care. But wait, there's more: In addition to making such a... More ›

OneRepublic performs at Denver Health

April 03, 2016

DENVER - OneRepublic was the featured performer Saturday at the annual Denver Health Foundation Night Shine Gala. The Grammy-nominated group,  which got its start in Colorado, performed for Denver Health pediatric patients and their families at the Child Life ZONE at Denver Health before the gala.  The ZONE is a designated space at the hospital for children. ​ After performing band members visited with children and their families. "If you... More ›

PEÑA: Denver Health is moving in right direction under Arthur Gonzalez

March 03, 2016

Re: "Denver Health lost top doctors, including medicine and surgery chiefs," Jan. 10 news story. A recent article in The Denver Post intimated that Arthur Gonzalez, CEO of Denver Health, had "shed top doctors and nurses" to cover the costs of a new electronic health record system. It quoted a health consultant as saying "the departure of top-flight talent from any hospital could be a sign of trouble." To the... More ›

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