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Denver Health's Mission: We Are an Anchor Institution (Version 1)

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Denver Health’s Mission: We Are an Anchor Institution (Version 1)
In this :60 video, learn more about Denver Health’s mission as an anchor in the Denver community since 1860.

Known as the “Heart of Denver,” Denver Health is a place of care for all, but is much more than a hospital – with primary care centers providing care to the whole family throughout the city, Denver Health Paramedics and a network of specialized health care teams.

Denver Health aims to uplift the community – though hiring, buying, investing and training local. We address social determinants of health, including access to healthy foods, housing, jobs and transportation. Health care is about more than a doctor’s visit – it’s about caring for the whole person and making sure their life outside of the health care system is a healthy and safe one.

“It means a lot to me to be able to help out the community by going out there to offer care to people that don’t have a vehicle or don’t have a way to get to us,” said Mobile Health Center medical assistant Ana Jacobo Cervantes.

“I am really happy with Denver Health. Dr. (Cyril) Mauffrey, he is my life changer,” said patient-turned Denver Health pharmacy tech Kemal Hebano, who after leg straightening surgery was cured of a childhood injury and now walks upright for the first time in 40 years. His ailment had affected his confidence and kept him from working full-time. He works for Denver Health – a true demonstration of what it means in Denver Health’s mission to be an anchor institution.

“I feel privileged that we can interact with such a diverse, unique and vibrant population – every day feels like a learning opportunity,” said Thresia (Teena) Sebastian, MD, a pediatric and urgent care physician at Denver Health’s Federico F. Peña Southwest Family Health Center and Urgent Care.

Denver Health’s True North, the reason why we exist, is to change the world by transforming the health of our patients and our community.

We are the heart of Denver and we’re with you for life’s journey.

Learn more about Denver Health; please visit us at https://www.denverhealth.org/

To join our team, please visit https://www.denverhealth.org/Careers

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Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.

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