Tour ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders
The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders is a safe and secure medical inpatient unit housed within
Denver Health Medical Center. ACUTE has treated more than 200 patients since opening in 2008. This quiet, peaceful and dedicated unit offers the following:
Around-the-clock technologically-advanced critical care from specially-trained
nurses and board-certified internal medicine physicians Private patient rooms
Dedicated nurses' station
Wireless Internet access
Comfortable family visiting area
Denver Health is located near Denver's downtown area and close to hotels for visiting family members and/or friends
ACUTE's registered dietitians work with each patient to develop an
individualized meal plan. All meals are eaten privately with support and supervision from a staff member.
Much of an ACUTE patient's day is spent relaxing in his or her room, resting in the healing environment.
ACUTE's Medical Director, Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS, is an internationally-recognized leader in the treatment of eating disorders. Above, Dr. Mehler discusses lab results with an ACUTE patient.
ACUTE patients participate in daily (M-F) psychotherapy sessions with Dr. Susan Bennett and weekly consultations with a psychiatrist.
ACUTE patients are encouraged to bring appropriate items for their stay, such as comfortable clothing, toiletries, medications and entertainment items for free time.
All ACUTE patients work with a Physical Therapist for an initial assessment of balance, fall risk, and mobility, and then continued individualized training and, in some cases, strength training.