(Cancer; Neurology & Neurosurgery; and Orthopedics)
Rose Medical Center (Cancer, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics)
Craig Hospital (Rehabilitation)
Littleton Adventist Hospital (Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology)
Swedish Hospital (Gynecology)
Trauma centers are designated by level with the main differences being the number of specialists available 24 hours a day. A Level I Trauma Center would be the highest rank due to the availability of neurosurgeons and a helipad for helicopter landing.
Some of the Denver area trauma centers are below:
Medical Center of Aurora (Aurora) Level II Trauma Center
The Children's Hospital (Aurora) Level I Pediatric Trauma Center
Denver Health Medical Center (Denver) Level I Trauma Center
* St. Anthony Central Hospital (Denver) Level I Trauma Center
* Swedish Medical Center ( Englewood) Level I Trauma Center
Littleton Adventist Hospital ( Littleton) Level II Trauma Center *Designates a pending certification.
Trauma is the leading cause of death for people during the ages of 1-44 years old and it is crucial to have immediate transport (helicopter) and specialized care to stabilize the patient.
Denver CO hospitals are also famous for the range of highly specialized care centers like Children’s Hospital and Craig Hospital which are 2 excellent examples with one focused on children and the other focused on rehabilitation. But a highly specialized hospital that very few cities in America have is a world class hospital for breathing difficulty!
National Jewish Hospital is a specialized care center that is world famous for respiratory illnesses dating back to a time many decades ago when people had very few options to get tuberculosis treatment.
Denver hospitals have slowly migrated to the eastern suburb/town called Aurora where the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital are part of the Anschutz Medical Pavilion. Eventually, the Veteran’s Administration’s Hospital will have one of their locations there as well.
Denver hospitals serve a greater Denver Metropolitan area of over 2,500,000 people with many diverse medical needs ranging from nearby ski accidents, plane crashes to automobile accidents and violent crime.
The medical community benefits from the premier teaching hospital in the area named the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center which serves as a valuable training ground helping doctors achieve residency in a first class research facility.
Denver hospitals also include provider of managed care networks like Kaiser Permanente, Centura Health and others.
The City and County of Denver has low cost clinics that provide individuals and families alike with first class doctors that prevent and treat a host of illnesses and injuries.