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, 2020-2021 ranks several facilities among the nation’s best:

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital  

  • Ranked second nationally in pulmonary care with National Jewish Health
  • 11th in rheumatology
  • 18th in diabetes and endocrinology
  • 39th in cardiology and heart surgery
  • 39th in gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • 39th in neurology and neurosurgery
  • 39th in orthopedics
  • 44th in cancer care
  • 45th in nephrology

Craig Hospital

  • Ranked eighth nationally in rehabilitation
  • In top ten nationally for 31st consecutive year

Children’s Hospital Colorado 

  • Ranked sixth in national honor roll
  • First in pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • Fourth in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology
  • Fifth in pediatric pulmonology and lung surgery
  • Sixth in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery
  • Eighth in pediatric urology
  • Ninth in pediatric cancer
  • Tenth in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery
  • 14th in pediatric orthopedics
  • 16th in pediatric nephrology
  • 25th in pediatric neonatology
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