University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) has been chosen to help the LIVESTRONG Foundation advance the care of cancer survivors requiring a stay in the hospital. UCH is one of 15 sites across the country awarded $10,000 to put toward the costs of achieving The Joint Commission advanced certification in palliative care. “Palliative care is about [...]
The sun was out with comfortable temperatures for the crowd of nearly 5,000 that laced up their walking shoes to March for Babies on April 27 in Denver’s City Park. Marking 75 years of work on behalf of babies, the March for Babies is an effort through the March of Dimes that funds important research [...]
Members of the University of Colorado Hospital Emergency Department were honored recently by the American Red Cross Mile High Region. The Emergency Room faculty and staff were recognized for their compassionate and outstanding response to the Aurora movie theater shooting. After a gunman opened fire in an Aurora movie theater on July 20, the University [...]
The CU College of Nursing (CON) International Program hosted 19 nursing faculty from seven Japanese universities. Travelling from the islands of Kyushu and Okinawa, the faculty visited University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to learn about the Nurse Residency Program in a presentation by Sarah Ward, clinical nurse educator, who gave them a tour of UCH. [...]
Officials cut the ribbon on the 17th Place-Interstate 225 interchange Monday morning, ushering in an important and long-anticipated access point to the Anschutz Medical Campus. The bridge is expected to open for public use by March 1. About 40 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the interchange, which will offer full access of I-225 via East 17th Place, just north of Colfax Avenue. Vice President for Health [...]
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to handle administrative services for the CU Health Plan effective July 1.
It’s been said that “planning is everything.” At the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, that couldn’t be more true, as plans abound for the campus as a whole as well as the schools and colleges. Much progress was made in 2012 on a new Anschutz Medical Campus Master Plan, and the plan is targeted [...]
Anesthesia is quite safe these days. But sometimes putting a patient under to fix one problem, such as heart damage, can harm a different organ, such as a kidney. Now a group of researchers led by Holger Eltzschig, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of anesthesiology at the University Colorado School of Medicine, has found a group [...]
Tragedy and chaos reigned as victims of the July 20 theater shooting were pulled from police cars, from personal vehicles and from ambulances and quickly moved to the University of Colorado Hospital.
Threatening scenarios were staged Thursday in the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatric Services Clinic on the second floor of Building 500 on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The goal was to increase understanding for managing emergency response as part of the university’s overall approach of preparing for emergencies through awareness and practice. The activity involved three [...]
His work focuses on an area of health care that has been embraced nationally as part of health care reform – reducing the number of patients released from a hospital only to be readmitted.
The Occupational Health Program has undergone significant expansion in the last year to provide comprehensive occupational health services to researchers and students on both campuses. The OHP was initiated in 2008-2009 to provide in-house services to the researchers. While the initial scope of the OH program was focused on several small groups of researchers working [...]
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) has named the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) as the highest-performing academic hospital in the United States for delivering quality health care. This is the second consecutive year that UCH has been honored with the award, and no other hospital has received this honor two years in a row. The Quality [...]
Those who have made exceptional contributions to the University of Colorado Hospital recently were honored at the President’s Award ceremony. Lisa Kassell, a clinical dietitian with Food and Nutrition Services, earned an Outstanding Service Award for her service to the Surgical Weight Loss Center team and the patients it treats. Kassell prepares patients for bariatric [...]
Colorado Springs voters agreed Tuesday to lease Memorial to University of Colorado Health.
The July 20 theater shootings in Aurora were followed by extraordinary efforts by medical professionals at the University of Colorado Hospital and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, university leadership says.
President spent about 90 minutes at the hospital July 22, visiting patients in their rooms, meeting victims’ families and delivering a live address to the nation.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine has once again dominated the list of Top Docs in 5280 Magazine for 2012. The list includes 222 faculty and staff members from the CU School of Medicine out of 337 top doctors rated in the Denver metro area. View our Top Docs 2012 list from 5280 Magazine. [...]
The Sixth Annual School of Medicine Faculty Professionalism Award will go to two faculty members this year: Michael Carry, associate professor, cell and developmental biology and Frederick Grover, professor and past chair-Surgery. Carry was recognized for his dedication and commitment to excellence at the medical school for 32 years. Grover was recognized for his 21 [...]
A robust discussion about facilities, transportation, collaboration and other topics took place July 12 as the Anschutz Medical Campus Master Plan moved into its second phase, starting with a visioning forum to gather “big picture” ideas for the world-class campus. The forum at Education 2 drew about 100 people, including faculty, staff, students and representatives from [...]
The clinical, educational and research work being conducted at the Anschutz Medical Campus is “clearly putting this area on the map,” Vice Admiral Matthew Nathan, surgeon general of the U.S. Navy, said during a campus tour April 30. Nathan visited as part of the Navy’s 50-50 program, which is sending 50 of the Navy’s top [...]
John Harney officially assumed the presidency of University of Colorado Hospital on March 1, replacing Bruce Schroffel, now president and chairman of the board of the recently formed University of Colorado Health system. “I’m a jack of all trades, an expert in none,” Harney freely admits. But more than 30 years spent in hospital administration [...]
As oncologists already know and newly diagnosed lung cancer patients learn, the kind of treatment given to patients is increasingly becoming dependent on the specific gene mutation present in the cancer. But, as lung cancer moves from being one common disease to multiple diseases at the molecular level, learning about and getting access to the [...]
Through PROMISE, care providers identify women who are suffering from symptoms of depression and then work to help them manage the issues.
Different kinds of lung cancer behave in different ways, suggesting they are fundamentally different diseases. According to a University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in Cancer, the official journal of the American Cancer Society, different subgroups of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) show distinct patterns of spread in the body. The study looked at [...]
Poudre Valley Health System (PVHS) and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) have finalized a joint operating agreement that creates a health system its leaders say will widen health care services and provide unparalleled patient care in the Rocky Mountain region.
The Colorado Springs City Council on Tuesday voted 9-0 to proceed with negotiations with the University of Colorado Hospital on the lease negotiations with Memorial Hospital.
Pending approval of the trustees of the University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust, group medical benefit contracts will be awarded to Cigna and Kaiser Permanente, effective July 1, 2012.
Possible incentives the CU wellness program might include in the future: partnerships with exercise franchises such as 24 Hour Fitness, or discounted premiums for those people who can show they’ve visited a wellness facility a certain number of times per month.
Written by Cynthia Pasquale • Issue: December 22, 2011 • Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Denver, CU system, CU-Boulder, UCCS • Tags: Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, Health and Welfare Trust, Marks, Office of Policy and Efficiency, Staff Council, tuition waiver, UBAB, University of Colorado Hospital
Victoria Franklin, the director of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) at the University of Colorado Hospital, is a native of New Orleans and a third-generation restaurateur. She comes to UCH from the University of Rochester (New York) Medical Center, where she served for three years as senior multiservices director. Despite her roots in a region [...]