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

Turner Construction Pays It Forward, Donates $100,000 to Outpatient Medical Center

When Turner Construction won the bid to build the Outpatient Medical Center (OMC), they launched into planning and construction with a clear goal in mind: to build a place that all patients, no matter their socio-economic status, would be proud to go to for care. “Denver Health is important to us [because] your commitment to… More

Denver Health Selected as a “Together We Protect” Partner to Promote Youth Vaccine Equity

Denver Health School-Based Health Centers (DSBHCs), in collaboration with Denver Public Schools, will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics for eligible youth and their families, thanks to a $50,000 grant provided by Caring for Colorado through its “Together We Protect” funding stream. The clinics will be hosted at various schools in neighborhoods with low vaccination rates among… More

Denver Health Pediatrician Recognized as Macy Faculty Scholar, Receives Grant to Write Course Material for Students

Matthew Rustici, Denver Health pediatrician and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, is one of five clinicians in the nation to become a 2021 Macy Faculty Scholar, a program that provides funding for projects that enhance educational curriculum for medical students. Dr. Rustici worked directly with the Denver Health… More

Phlebotomy Students Thank Denver Health Foundation Donors for Scholarship Opportunity

(L to R) Luis, Danny, Jenaé, Lindsey, Hannah, Esmeralda, Margarita, Sandra Each year, the Denver Health Foundations Safety Net program – funded by generous donors – provides scholarships for a group of hard-working individuals to attend phlebotomy school. They recently came together for a photo and to pass along a note of thanks to each… More

Providing Mental Health Services to Homeless Populations Through Telemedicine

As the end of the COVID-19 pandemic draws near, doctors and researchers anticipate our community will face lingering health challenges well into the future – especially related to mental health. While many of us have experienced heightened stress and anxiety over the past year, it has been particularly hard for the more than 4,000 people… More

Newly Formed Ambassadors Alliance Unites Denver Health Champions

In order to advance the health and well-being of our city, the Denver Health Foundation needs a strong base of community support. To help further our reach, a special group of local leaders and influencers, comprised of those who have served with distinction on the Denver Health Foundation or Denver Health & Hospital Authority Board,… More

$306,000 Gift Expands Infant Mental Health Services

An infant lets out a piercing wail. What the parent decides to do next indicates how the child will grow up to interact with the world. A healthy attachment between parents and children during the child’s first year of life is proven to be one of the best predictors of lifelong mental health and resilience.… More