Director of Family Medicine to Retire After 38 Years at Denver Health



Dr. Lucy Loomis (L), director of Family Medicine at Denver Health, smiles for a photo at her retirement party next to Carol Lewis (R), Denver Community Health Services Board chair.

Denver Health’s director of Family Medicine is saying goodbye after 38 years at Denver Health. Dr. Lucy Loomis, who oversees six of our 10 community health centers, will retire on Sunday, September 11.

Dr. Loomis joined Denver Health in 1984 as a frontline primary care provider at La Casa Family Health Center. She took on the role of director of Family Medicine in 1998, leading the service with grace, humility, passion and perseverance for the past 24 years. A supportive leader, inspiring mentor and beloved provider, Dr. Loomis dedicated her career to Denver Health, her patients and the advancement of family medicine. Under her watch, Denver Health Family Medicine expanded its footprint to include an inpatient maternity service, inpatient adult medicine, a robust and well-respected residency track, and greater access to family planning. She also started the Denver Health Refugee Clinic.

A constant advocate for Denver Health, her department and our staff, Dr. Loomis worked to sustain practices and uphold ideals to enable the best care for our patients while supporting employees. She is the true embodiment of a career devoted to the mission, vision and values of Denver Health, our employees and our patients.