May 24, 2007
University of Colorado Hospital Completes Move to Anschutz Medical Campus
DENVER, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In mid-June, University of Colorado Hospital will complete the move of all inpatients, staff and equipment from its Denver campus at East Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard to its new facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Located near I-225 and Colfax -- just six miles east of the old campus -- the hospital's new facilities offer the most advanced medical treatment and finest amenities available in the Rocky Mountain Region.
While University of Colorado Hospital has been caring for patients at both campuses for several years, the old hospital, built in 1964, will officially close its doors for inpatients at Ninth and Colorado after the final leg of the move takes place June 11-17.
"University of Colorado Hospital at the Anschutz Medical Campus combines state-of-the-art research and technology, world-class facilities, innovative patient care and guest services to set a new standard in the total health care experience," said Bruce Schroffel, president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital.
"As the only academic medical center in the region, we have long offered one of the highest concentrations of health care experts in the nation. Our new facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus are designed to enhance the possibilities of collaborative medicine in the context of a new patient -- and family centered care model. We're truly looking forward to giving the people of Colorado and this region unparalleled levels of care and service."
As the hospital's move nears completion, the community should be aware of important dates regarding the closing of emergency, surgical and obstetrics services at the Ninth and Colorado facility:
* June 11, 7 a.m. - Obstetrics (OB) services at Ninth and Colorado will close permanently, and be available only at the Anschutz Medical Campus. OB and delivery services are already available at the Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion. * June 14, 7 a.m. - The Emergency Department at Ninth and Colorado will close permanently, and move all its services to the Anschutz Medical Campus. An Emergency Department currently exists at the Anschutz Medical Campus. * June 18, 7 a.m. - The Operating Room (OR) at Ninth and Colorado will close permanently and move to the Anschutz Medical Campus. Beginning June 14, the Ninth and Colorado OR will handle only emergency procedures as needed through June 18, when it will close forever.
"Although we've been informing our patients and health partners about the move, we want to ensure that patients who have been coming to us at Ninth and Colorado remember that we will be relocating soon," said Schroffel. "We're especially concerned that those who need us quickly, including women in labor or patients requiring emergency room attention, come to our new location after those services move."
While University of Colorado Hospital is affiliated with the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, it is legally and financially separate and receives no general fund support from the state.
The hospital's new home in Aurora -- which it shares with the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center's research and educational programs -- was renamed the Anschutz Medical Campus in November in recognition of $91 million of philanthropic support to UCDHSC and the University Of Colorado Hospital from The Anschutz Foundation.
The University of Colorado Hospital is the Rocky Mountain region's leading academic medical center, and has been recognized as one of the United States' best hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report. It is best known as an innovator in patient care and often as one of the first hospitals to bring new medicine to patients' bedsides. Located in Denver and at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo., the hospital is affiliated with the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, one of three universities in the University of Colorado system. For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.uch.edu/ or the UCDHSC Newsroom at http://www.uchsc.edu/news.
Contact: Sarah Ellis, (303) 724-1520, [email protected]
Kerry Dixon, (303) 672-4337, [email protected]
University of Colorado Hospital
Web site: http://www.uch.edu/