Metro Denver serves as the regional medical center of the Rocky Mountain West. The area is home to major hospitals and research centers providing care in virtually every major healthcare specialty.

A regional center for world-class healthcare

High demand for healthcare services has resulted in the expansion and construction of several new medical facilities throughout the region.

Fitzsimons Innovation Community + Anschutz Medical Campus

The former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora was redeveloped into the 578-acre Fitzsimons Innovation Community, the nation’s largest scientific and medical-related redevelopment project. Fitzsimons includes the 170-acre Colorado Science + Technology Park.

Adjacent to Fitzsimons is the 227-acre Anschutz Medical Campus, which offers administrative and teaching functions, as well as clinical and research programs. The Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the nation’s top academic medical centers and is the heart of an active complex of laboratories, clinics, hospitals, classrooms, and offices.

Nationally recognized healthcare facilities

The U.S. News and World Report, 2019-2020 ranks several facilities among the nation’s best:

The University of Colorado Hospital  

  • 1st nationally in pulmonary care with National Jewish Health
  • 10th in diabetes and endocrinology
  • 45th in neurology and neurosurgery
  • 37th in cancer care
  • 30thd in cardiology and heart surgery
  • 41st in nephrology
  • 30th in orthopedics

Sky Ridge Medical Center

  • Third ranked hospital in Metro Denver
  • Ranked 48th nationally in pulmonology and lung surgery

Craig Hospital

  • Ranked eighth in rehabilitation
  • In top 10 nationally for 28th consecutive year

Children’s Hospital Colorado 

  • Ranked 10th in national honor roll
  • 6th in pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • 12th in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery
  • 14th in pediatric cancer
  • 8th in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology
  • 13th in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery
  • 14th in pediatric urology
  • 18th in pediatric neonatology
  • 20th in pediatric nephrology
  • 20th in pediatric orthopedics
  • 7th in pediatric pulmonology and lung surgery