Denver Health

Denver Health is conducting a national search for our next Director of Service for Obstetrics and Gynecology

Denver Health is considered a national model of an urban safety net health care system which includes a 555 bed acute care hospital, with an integrated system of adult, pediatric, and psychiatric emergency services, the 911 paramedic system, nine community health centers, 17 school based clinics, the public health department and an HMO.

Denver Health provides healthcare services to over 210,000 unique patients, 60% of which are from diverse and varied backgrounds. We see persons from around the world who speak more than 50 languages, most commonly Spanish. Denver Health provides care for a large refugee population and is a center of excellence for the LGBTQ+ population. We deliver culturally sensitive care specific to the patient’s healthcare needs.

The OB-GYN Department has a long-standing tradition of providing outstanding care to the women of Denver through our integrated health care network. The collaboration between the OB-GYN physicians, Certified Nurse-Midwives, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners, Family Medicine Physicians and Advanced Care Providers delivers seamless care for our patients. Last year, the 11 clinic sites had 40,000 prenatal visits and 3,400 deliveries which is approximately 1/3 of the deliveries in Denver. The Gynecology service cares for 1/3 of the women in Denver and last year our network provided 18,000 visits.

Denver Health is formally affiliated with the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, where all faculty have full-time academic appointments. Denver Health is an essential teaching site for the School of Medicine. OB-GYN residents do approximately 1/3 of their clinical work at Denver Health. The Department serves additional learners including family medicine and emergency medicine residents, medical students, nurse-midwife students, psychology interns and nurse practitioner students.

Denver Health believes the best way to know how to take care of women’s health needs is through research. The OB-GYN team has a strong infrastructure for clinical research, and it currently has multiple funded studies.

The Director will be responsible for all care delivered in the OB-GYN Department at Denver Health and will lead all clinical, quality and safety initiatives. He/she will contribute to the strategic plan of the Department and to Denver Health. He/she will bring innovative ideas on how to optimize patient flow, patient satisfaction, staff engagement and program growth. He/she will be responsible for mentoring the staff and advancing research, teaching and clinical excellence of the Department.

The Director will be a dynamic and experienced physician leader who possesses superb clinical, interpersonal and leadership skills and places a strong value on innovation and excellent patient care. The ideal candidate will hold a medical degree from an accredited medical school, be board certified in OB-GYN, eligible for licensure in Colorado and appointment to the medical staff of Denver Health. The candidate will have a proven track record of clinical leadership in an academic medical center and as an academic mentor. Preference will be given to candidates with additional credentials in business, finance, medical practice management, health service management or quality management. 

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Procedures for Candidacy:
Nominations or expressions of interest should be submitted electronically to the Chair of the search committee:
Dr. Carol Okada, Director, Pediatrics at Denver Health
Affiliated Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UC School of Medicine.
Email: [email protected]

All discussions about this search will be handled in strict confidence.