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 Life Science District + Anschutz Medical Campus

The former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora was redeveloped into the 578-acre Fitzsimons Life Science District, 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

In 2016, the University of Colorado Hospital earned a place on U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious Honor Roll of the top 20 hospitals in America — the first Colorado institution ever to garner that distinction.

The U.S. News and World Report, 2016-2017 ranks several facilities among the nation’s best:

The University of Colorado Hospital  

  • Ranked second in pulmonary care with National Jewish Health
  • 14th in diabetes and endocrinology 
  • 15th  in nephrology
  • 22nd in cancer care
  • 22nd in gastroenterology & GI surgery
  • 32nd in gynecology
  • 36th in geriatrics
  • 42nd in cardiology and heart surgery 
  • 42nd in orthopedics
  • 43rd in neurology and neurosurgery 

Porter Adventist Hospital

  • Second ranked hospital in Metro Denver
  • Second ranked hospital in Colorado 

Craig Hospital

  • Ranked seventh in rehabilitation
  • In top 10 nationally for 27th consecutive year

National Jewish Health

  • Ranked second in pulmonary care with University of Colorado Hospital
  • Number one or number two respiratory hospital for 20 years

Children’s Hospital Colorado 

  • Fourth in diabetes and endocrinology
  • Seventh in orthopedics
  • Ninth in cancer care 
  • 10th in gastroenterology & GI surgery
  • 12th in pulmonology
  • 15th in cardiology and heart surgery 26th in neonatology
  • 15th in neurology & neurosurgery        
  • 25th in urology
  • 26th in neonatology
  • 36th in nephrology