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Please contact Denver Health's Media Relations Office at 303-520-9591 or denverhealthmedia@dhha.org with media inquiries.

15 Denver Health paramedics receive awards for saving lives

November 15, 2019

DENVER -- Denver Health Medical Center paramedics respond to nearly 120,000 calls each year, taking more than 80,000 patients to the hospital. Fifteen of them received awards for their heroic actions at the annual Denver Health Paramedics Award Ceremony on Thursday. Cpt. Julie Arellano and Lt. Tim Brown have seen a lot in their combined 24 years as Denver Health paramedics, but Jan. 27 was a harrowing ordeal. They responded... More ›

Denver Health clinic for domestic violence victims opens at the Rose Andom Center

October 30, 2019

Victims of domestic violence in Colorado can now be helped from all angles at a single spot, thanks to a partnership between the Rose Andom Center, Denver Health, MotherWise and the Colorado Health Foundation. The new Denver Health medical clinic inside the Rose Andom Center – unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday – will provide victims of domestic violence or abuse immediate care as they are seeking resources through the... More ›

Meet the Groups Improving Transgender Healthcare in Colorado.

October 30, 2019

Local organizations Transformative Freedom Fund and Denver Health want to make sure transgender individuals are getting the care they need." Marvyn Allen’s life revolved around the binder. For many years, Allen wore the skintight piece of clothing, which flattens the chest, to achieve a more masculine appearance—even, at times, while sleeping. Then one day, the apartment building’s fire alarm sounded. “My wife was there, and my cat,” Allen says. “But... More ›

Hospitals are buying up housing units, helping ‘stranded’ patients find a home

October 07, 2019

DENVER – One patient at Denver Health, the city’s largest safety net hospital, occupied a bed for more than four years – a hospital record of 1,558 days. Another admitted for a hard-to-treat bacterial infection needed eight weeks of at-home IV antibiotics, but had no home. A third, with dementia, came to the hospital after being released from the Denver County Jail. His family refused to take him back. In... More ›

Off-Duty Paramedic Saves Baby

September 26, 2019

Anyone who works in the medical profession knows you are never really "off duty," even when you are not working. Denver Health paramedic James Boyer demonstrated that during a recent trip to the Denver Zoo. Boyer was enjoying a day out with his wife and two young boys – when Sarah and Erik Riggs had what could have been the worst day of their lives. The Riggs family took their... More ›

‘Makes A World Of Difference’: Thousands Give Back During Xcel Energy’s Day Of Service

September 09, 2019

DENVER (CBS4) – Thousands of Coloradans volunteered at projects across the state for Xcel Energy’s 9th annual Day of Service. They came together for 83 nonprofit projects which benefit countless people. “We have close to 4,000 people out right at this exact point in time, giving back to their communities, doing a variety of projects,” said Alice Jackson, President of Xcel Energy – Colorado. Alice joined volunteers at the Mile... More ›

Marchers Rally for Addiction Resources As Denver Health Focuses on Recovery

September 03, 2019

DENVER (CBS4) - Denver Health Medical Center is taking a new approach to treat people struggling with opioid use.  The new Center for Addiction Medicine will help more patients transition from addiction to recovery.   More ›

$11 million grant to study life-threatening blood clots in trauma patients

July 26, 2019

Denver, CO, June 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Denver Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have been awarded an $11 million grant to study complications related to blood coagulation and inflammation in patients who have sustained severe traumatic injuries. The prestigious 5-year grant, awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recognizes Denver Health’s and the University’s leadership in the field of trauma medicine and will provide... More ›

OPINION | Denver offers alternatives to those with mental health, substance abuse issues

July 26, 2019

There is no doubt that Colorado’s prisons are packed with people suffering from behavioral health issues and whose illnesses have put them on a path to incarceration. Your June 18 cover story, "Locking up Colorado’s mentally ill," accurately details the confluence of issues that led to this crisis. The deinstitutionalization movement shifted mental health patients away from state-run psychiatric hospitals. Instead of funding alternatives for treatment in the community, we... More ›

Refugees get clothes and supplies at Lowry event

April 08, 2019

For kids just arriving in the United States as refugees, adjusting to a new life can be hard. Denver Health is doing its part to make that transition easier. More ›

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