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Denver Health Foundation’s Springboard Series Promotes Economic Mobility as a Cornerstone of Health and Well-being

The Denver Health Foundation held a virtual panel discussion Tuesday, May 31, about the importance of financial self-sufficiency to the health of individuals, families, and the community, along with the role businesses, government, and philanthropy can play to help advance the community’s health and well-being. Panelists were Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock; Operation Hope Founder,… More

Denver Health Foundation Partnership Streamlines Warehouse Operations for Improved Patient Care

In the past, when the Denver Health Foundation would receive an in-kind donation or purchase clothing, shoes, or other essential items for patients, these resources would be kept in a large basement storeroom in Pavilion K on the Denver Health campus, adjacent to the Hospital’s Methadone and Suboxone Clinics. When a Denver Health department or… More

4th Annual Paramedics Awards Celebration Honors Community Heroes, Raises $140,000 to Support Denver Health Paramedic Division

The Denver Health Foundation hosted the fourth annual Paramedics Awards Celebration on Tuesday, May 10, at the Denver Center for Performing Arts’ Seawell Ballroom. More than 200 people attended to recognize and celebrate every member of the Denver Health Paramedic Division for their heroic work. Denver7 Morning Anchor Nicole Brady emceed the event; the Denver… More

Denver Health Foundation Announces New Leadership

Crystal Potter Rivera is the new executive director; Colin Barclay and Kwame Spearman join the board of directors Crystal Potter Rivera is the new executive director of the Denver Health Foundation. Rivera succeeds Linda Ford, who resigned the position after nearly three years to pursue part-time consulting work and ease into retirement. Ford’s last day… More

Denver Health’s Center for Addiction Medicine to Expand Services Thanks to Surge in Funding

Earmarked federal dollars, a grant from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts as well as a significant private gift all support expansion The Denver Health Foundation received a $1.5 million grant award from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) to support an expansion of Denver Health’s Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM). This grant adds… More

$1 Million Gift Increases Access to Epilepsy Care for Denver’s Most Vulnerable Patients

The Gordon Family’s donation is the largest individual gift in the Denver Health Foundation’s history Brooke Gordon remembers reading comments like, “daydreams too much” and “drifts off all the time” on her grade school report cards. As an infant, she had “weird spells” where she passed out, and in middle school, Gordon’s arms would jerk,… More

Executive Director Linda Ford Leaving Denver Health April 1

Ford has led the Denver Health Foundation since May 2019 After nearly three years of service to the Denver Health Foundation, Executive Director Linda Ford is stepping down from the organization on April 1, 2022, to enter semi-retirement and pursue new endeavors. Ford took over as the Foundation’s leader in May 2019. During her tenure,… More

Denver Health Physicians Participate in Virtual White House Discussions About Pediatric Vaccinations

On Feb. 1, the White House along with Epic—the medical software company used by half of major health systems nationwide—hosted a virtual discussion to share successful strategies for improving vaccination rates among children ages 5-11. Denver Health’s successful pediatric COVID-19 vaccination efforts earned two of our doctors a seat at the digital table. Denver Health’s… More

Grateful Patient Thanks Trauma Team for Saving Her Life

The morning of Sept. 20, 2021, started out like any other Monday. Jessica Barclay was standing in her co-working office, chatting with the receptionist while she poured her coffee. Suddenly, with no forewarning, she fainted. “I fell backwards like a board, hitting my head on the polished concrete floor,” said Barclay, a healthy, active 35-year-old… More

Rose Andom Continues to Lift Up Marginalized Communities in Denver

Rose Andom is a woman with an inspirational life journey. Faced with incredible challenges, she worked tirelessly to overcome each one, ultimately driving her to become a successful entrepreneur, business leader, and now, in retirement, a dedicated philanthropist. Rose’s philanthropic story tells part of her history. As a woman who witnessed domestic abuse in her… More