VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (VAECHCS)

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The Denver VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System (ECHCS) is a high-complexity VA Medical center providing a full range of state-of-the-art patient care services. The Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center is one of the largest and newest VA hospitals in the US. The RMR VAMC is a 182-bed hospital located on the world-class Anschutz Medical Campus, sharing the campus with the University of Colorado Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Colorado, and the University of Colorado Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, and Pharmacy. RMR VAMC is a major referral center for veterans living in Wyoming, Montana, Kansas, and New Mexico. ECHCS serves as an educational and research center and is highly affiliated with medical and educational institutions.   

The ECHCS has a large, growing research service with funded investigators in basic laboratory, clinical sciences, cooperative studies, rehabilitation and health services. Many large VA programs are also represented, including GRECC, MIRECC, COIN, precision oncology (lung and GU), and NODES. The campus has a new state of the art biomedical research building and clinical collaborations with the University of Colorado are expanding.

Denver offers 300 days of sunshine a year, a mild climate with year-round recreational activities, diverse cultural attractions, excellent schools, and a wide range of housing options, lifestyles, and sports. It’s no accident that Denver is called “the Mile High City”: When you climb up to the State Capitol, you’re precisely 5,280 feet above sea level when you reach the 13th step.