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Denver Health Recognized by Department of Health and Human Services for Hypertension Control

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts Initiative have recognized Denver Health as a Hypertension Control Champion for  their success in helping patients control high blood pressure in their family health centers. 

Denver Health Medical Center and Accelerate Diagnostics Awarded $5 Million Grant to Study Antibiotic Resistant "Super Bug"

The National Institutes of Health awarded a five year, $5 million grant to Denver Health and Accelerate Diagnostics to develop a fast and reliable test to detect common bacteria directly from blood, with corresponding antibiotic susceptibility, in less than three hours.


Important Facts about Measles

Measles is a respiratory disease caused by a virus that lives in an infected person’s nose or throat. The virus is very contagious, but it can be prevented through vaccination

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children should get two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine.

  • First dose: 12-15 months of age
  • Second dose: 4-6 years of age
Some adults should also get the MMR vaccine, specifically those older than 18 years of age who were born after 1956.

Denver Health Saddened by the Loss of Dr. Bernard F. Gipson, Sr.

We are saddened by the loss of of Dr. Bernard F. Gipson Sr., Colorado's first board-certified African-American surgeon. Denver Health’s first community health center, the Bernard F. Gipson Eastside Family Health Center, was named after Dr. Gipson. Dr. Gipson was well known in our community and was a true pioneer. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.

RADARS® Study Shows Opioid Abuse on the Decline

After decades of opioid abuse, a new study by the Researched Abuse, Diversion and Addiction-Related Surveillance (RADARS®) System shows that abuse rates are decreasing.