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

The U.S. News and World Report, 2017-2018 ranks several facilities among the nation’s best:

The University of Colorado Hospital  

  • 1st nationally in pulmonary care with National Jewish Health
  • 6th in diabetes and endocrinology
  • 11th in nephrology
  • 15th in the national honor roll
  • 16th in gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • 18th in orthopedics
  • 28th in neurology and neurosurgery
  • 29th in cancer care
  • 32nd in geriatrics
  • 32nd in cardiology and heart surgery
  • 43rd in gynecology

Porter Adventist Hospital

  • Second ranked hospital in Metro Denver
  • 24th nationally in ear, nose, and throat 
  • 37th in orthopedics

Craig Hospital

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

Rose Medical Center

  • Third ranked hospital in Metro Denver
  • Ranked 40th nationally in gynecology

Children’s Hospital Colorado 

  • 6th in gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • 7th in cardiology and heart surgery
  • 7th in pulmonology
  • 8th in cancer
  • 8th in diabetes and endocrinology
  • 13th in neurology and neurosurgery
  • 13th in urology
  • 25th in neonatology
  • 34th in nephology