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Patient Relations

We welcome your feedback. To share compliments or file a complaint about your experience at Denver Health, please contact one of our Patient Advocates.

What do patient advocates do?

  • Help patients understand and invoke their rights by:
    • Advocating for patient rights and needs;
    • Protecting confidentiality for patients and their families to ensure compliance with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); and
    • Advocating for the handicapped to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Ensure that patients are satisfied with their experience at Denver Health by:
    • Identifying opportunities for improvement;
    • Identifying innovations to improve the patient experience;
    • Assisting caregivers in meeting patient needs, expectations and concerns.
  • Provide education tools to perfect the patient experience by:
    • Communicating Denver Health policies, procedures and services;
    • Educating staff on how to provide the best customer service possible; and
    • Serving as a resource for both patients and health care providers.

Additional Resources

You may also contact any of the following for assistance in resolving your concern:

  1. If you have a concern about the quality of care that you or a family member has received, you may email Denver Health management.
  2. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:
    4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80206. 
    Telephone: 303-692-2800.
    Website: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/.
  3. Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (Medicare or Medicaid patients for concerns related to quality of care issues, coverage decisions, and to appeal a premature discharge):
    23 Inverness Way East, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112. 
    Telephone: 303-695-3333.
    Website: http://www.cfmc.org/.
  4. The Joint Commission:
    One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. 
    Telephone 800-994-6610. 
    Website: http://www.jointcommission.org/.
  5. Office for Civil Rights (for privacy-related and civil rights/non-discrimination-related complaints):
    999 18th Street, Suite 417, Denver, Co 80202.
    Telephone: (303) 844-2024. TDD: (303) 844-3439.
    Website: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/index.html