Ranked #1 in Colorado and nationally ranked in 11 specialties
US News UCH Nationally Ranked in 11 Specialties

We are proud to have been designated the #1 hospital in Colorado in 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report. This recognition is a validation of the quality care we deliver every day, as well as our commitment to putting patients first.

University of Colorado Hospital is also ranked among the nation’s best in 11 specialties, including our #1 ranking in Pulmonology, a distinction we share with National Jewish Health.

Learn more about our 11 nationally-ranked specialties:

Top medical professionals, superior medicine and progressive change make UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in metro Denver one of the leading hospitals in the nation.

Our hospital, a partner institution in the UCHealth system, includes primary care and specialty clinics around the state, as well as our central facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

The region’s only academic hospital

Academic hospitals tend to be the first in their regions – and often in the nation – to bring new treatments to the bedside.

The providers at University of Colorado Hospital are also faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, one of the premier academic research institutions in the country.

University of Colorado Hospital provides the full spectrum of patient care, from family medicine to a comprehensive array of subspecialty clinics and programs.

Buildings that make up University of Colorado Hospital

  • Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion (AIP)
  • Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2 (AIP 2)
  • Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion (AOP)
  • Anschutz Cancer Pavilion
  • Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI)

Referring providers: transfers, referrals and more

Call DocLine at 1-844-285-4555

Patient and visitor information

You have enough on your mind. You shouldn’t be worried about where to park, what to bring or if we have Internet access.

This section is designed to give you the information you need to make you more familiar with the Anschutz Medical Campus before you get here.

Parking at UCH

Preparing for your stay

Patient services

Security information

Internet access

Spiritual services

Medical records from University of Colorado Hospital

Travel and lodging

Education and programs

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital & Memorial Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.

Continuing nursing education (CNE) activities delivered by the Department of Professional Development are delivered to Registered Nurses and other healthcare professionals in Colorado and the surrounding Western region states. The target audience for CNE activities delivered by Professional Development includes all registered nurses and other healthcare professionals within this geographic range with a particular focus on RN employees of UCHealth. The Professional Development Department offers both provider-directed, provider-paced and provider directed, learner-paced activities for a wide variety of content areas such as Critical Care, Evidence- Based Practice and Research, End-of-Life & Palliative Care, Perinatal Loss, and Nursing Leadership, each specifically designed to meet learner’s educational needs. In addition, some CNE activities are co-provided to fit the educational needs of other healthcare providers.

For more information regarding UCH’s Continuing Education Programs contact:

Therese Sedillo
Educational Program Coordinator
Email: Therese.Sedillo@uchealth.org
Phone: 720-848-6694

Ways to give

Your support helps us enhance and save lives

Extraordinary generosity is what helps us provide extraordinary care. UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is a not-for-profit organization that depends on donations from individuals, families, corporations and foundations to ensure its continued excellence in patient care, education for health care professionals and research.

Help people live an extraordinary life by donating today: University of Colorado Hospital Foundation

Gift shop

Please visit our three gift shops at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Proceeds from your purchases are returned to the hospital to fund patient care projects.

Phone orders for flowers and patient gifts are welcome! Please be aware that some patients may not have fresh flowers or plants in their rooms; however, a cheerful substitute can be delivered.

We gladly accept all major credit cards.

Our locations

Just for U Gift Shop

Thinking of U Flower Shop

Unique Boutique


Send a letter or package to a patient at University of Colorado Hospital

Mailing address:
Patient: (patient name), Room # (if available)
c/o University of Colorado Hospital
Mailstop F771
Aurora, CO 80045

Inpatient menu

The Food and Nutrition Services group at University of Colorado Hospital prepares fresh, delicious dishes for all our patients. We use healthy, fresh ingredients.

We believe good food helps heal you.

We use fresh Colorado chicken, not frozen. Our Mac-N-Cheese is made from scratch, just like Mom’s. All our soups are homemade, flavorful and satisfying. Our mashed potatoes don’t come from a box. They’re real, just like our chefs.

We think that patients are happier when they can eat tastier, healthier food.

Order “Room Service” from our new inpatient menu and see if you agree.

Menu en Español

Gluten-free menu


Our hospital is led day-to-day by a talented and seasoned group of professionals drawn not only from our own ranks, but from other leading hospitals.

>> Visit our leadership page to learn more