Note to Our Patients About the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
To our patients:
Denver Health has been caring for the Denver community for 156 years. The cornerstone of our mission
and our reason for existence is to provide the highest quality health services to everyone, regardless of
insurance or ability to pay. This mission is something we take very seriously - we have a rock solid
commitment to providing care to everyone in need. That is true throughout the organization, from
frontline staff all the way to our Board of Directors.
We recognize that a change in government may lead to a change in healthcare policy. As an institution
that has been in existence for 156 years, Denver Health has survived and thrived through many changes,
and we will continue to put our mission first. We look forward to learning more about any changes that
may occur and plan to play an active role in important healthcare discussions.
Whether you're an existing patient, or new to Denver Health, we will provide you with high quality
healthcare, and we will always advocate on your behalf. Denver Health is well positioned for the future -
we have strong partnerships with city, state and federal governments, local organizations, and the
community we serve. As we have done in the past, we will adapt to changes, we will find new ways, and
we will continue to focus on caring for the Denver community.
We also want you to know that our organizational focus is on our values of trust, respect and excellence.
Respect, in particular, is important at a time when diverse opinions have been aired. If you choose
Denver Health, you will always be treated with respect - regardless of your nationality, ethnicity, gender,
sexual orientation, age, social background, insurance status, income or any other factor. We see our
patients as people in need of care, and it is our mission and our honor to provide high quality care to all.
We have served the Denver community for a long time, and never has there been a greater need for the
care we provide. If you are a patient, we thank you for entrusting us with your care, and if you are not
yet a patient, we want to let you know that we will be here whenever you need us.
William J. Burman, MD, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Denver Health and Hospital Authority
Download this note to patients about the Affordable Care Act, available in both English and Spanish.