Denver Health is Colorado's primary "safety net" institution. In the last 10 years, this compassionate organization provided more than $2.1 billion in care for the uninsured. Nearly $276 million of that care was provided last year and more than 40 percent of the care was provided to uninsured patients. Despite this large financial responsibility, Denver Health remains financially solvent through an efficient, integrated system.
Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care at Denver Health. One of every three children in Denver is cared for by Denver Health physicians.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality health care system serving as a model for other safety net institutions across the nation.
- Provide access to the highest quality health care, whether for prevention, or acute and chronic diseases regardless of ability to pay
- Provide life-saving emergency medicine and trauma services to Denver and the Rocky Mountain region
- Fulfill public health functions as dictated by the Denver Charter and the needs of the citizens of Denver
- Provide health education for patients
- Participate in the education of the next generation of health care professionals
- Engage in research, which enhances our ability to meet the health care needs of Denver Health system patients.