The Biocontainment Unit (BCU) at Denver Health is dedicated to treating and caring for patients of all ages with highly infectious diseases. The BCU is staffed by a diverse and committed group of healthcare professionals who train regularly to safely care for these patients. The care team is called the High-risk Infection Team (HITeam). To remain continually ready, the Denver Health team participates in regular training and exercises. The team partners with public health and healthcare across the region to collaborate and coordinate special pathogen preparedness and response.
The secured unit also houses a Biosafety Level 3 lab for comprehensive testing.
Denver Health is one of thirteen regional facilities in the United States designated as a Regional Emerging Special Pathogen Treatment Center and a member of the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC). NETEC is a national network of health care providers, hospitals and public health agencies that collaborate to identify the best clinical, logistical, and public health practices for identified and emerging special pathogens.
Conditions & Treatments
Including, but not limited to:
- Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
- Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
- Lassa Virus Hemorrhagic Fever
- Marburg Virus Disease (MVD)
- Email Contact: HITeam@dhha.org
- Address: 777 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204
- Hours of Operation: On Call 24/7
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