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Center for Addiction Medicine Pioneering a Better Future for Denver

“Words Matter” campaign aims to decrease stigma around substance use disorder through language The Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM) is an innovative example of Denver Health’s integrated approach to health care. CAM brings together Denver Health’s robust range of treatment services within a “no wrong door” model, ensuring that behavioral health and medical providers can… More

Denver Health Sees Increase in Trauma Patients During Summer Months

Level One Trauma Center internationally renowned, serves Mountain West and beyond Denver Health Trauma Services is busy throughout the year. In the wintertime, one priority is treating patients flown in from surrounding mountain towns involved in skiing accidents, but warmer weather actually leads to an uptick in trauma patients arriving at Denver Health. People are… More

LGBTQ+ Health Services Seeks Expansion to Meet Increasing Community, National Need

Denver Health operating model a rarity among safety-net hospitals LGBTQ+ Health Services at Denver Health operates as a decentralized model of health care for Colorado’s LGBTQ+ community. The goal is for any LGBTQ+ person to be met with open, excellent, affirming care and treatment at any access point within the Denver Health system, whether visiting… More

Denver Health receives largest single gift commitment in hospital history

Kaiser Permanente awards up to $10 million, encouraging leaders to match $5 million in support FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Heather Burke, Denver Health 303-520-9591 Elizabeth Whitehead, Kaiser Permanente 720-910-3016 Denver, Colo. (May 30, 2023) – For more than 160 years, Denver Health has played a critical role as Denver’s core safety-net hospital, providing… More

5th Annual Denver Health Paramedics Awards Celebration Hosted by Denver Health Foundation Honors Community Heroes

Event Raises More Than $200,000 to Support Denver Health Paramedic Division Denver Health Foundation hosted the fifth annual Paramedics Awards Celebration on Wednesday, May 24, at The Cable Center. More than 200 people attended to honor and celebrate the Denver Health Paramedic Division for their heroic work.  NBC 9NEWS weekday morning anchor Corey Rose emceed… More

Newborns in Need Celebrates 20 Years of Helping Families

Beloved Denver Health Foundation program endures thanks to community 134,000 diapers. 201,000 hats. 60,000 babies. Since 2003, Denver Health Foundation’s Newborns in Need has provided “Warm Welcome bags” of essential items to the parents of babies born at Denver Health. The unparalleled program celebrates its 20th anniversary this April and there are tens of thousands… More

Three New Members Join Denver Health Foundation Board of Directors

Outstanding community voices empower Foundation vision Denver Health Foundation welcomes three new members to the board of directors: Doug Friednash, Auna Jornayvaz, and Tim Wieland joined the Foundation board in January, with Doug serving as the new Foundation liaison to the Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DHHA) Board. “We are thrilled that Doug, Auna, and… More

Bereaved Families Donate CuddleCots to Denver Health in Honor of Stillborn Infants

Unique system helps parents deal with a most difficult loss Two days before Helen and Mike Raleigh’s son, Lucas, was born, he was “fine” by all accounts and measures. But, on May 14, 2018, Helen experienced medical complications during her labor and delivery, and Lucas tragically passed away. “Nothing can prepare you for this type… More

Denver Health Foundation’s 2022 NightShine Gala Raises $1.4 million for Denver Health’s Center for Equity, Diversity, and Opportunity

The preeminent black-tie gala, featuring a performance by Grammy award-winning artist Macklemore, returned after a three-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic 1,300 people attended the 2022 Denver Health Foundation NightShine Gala on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. The event raised $1.4 million in proceeds, which will benefit… More

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