“Find Care” Tool Helps Identify Health Systems in Colorado That Support Patient End-of-Life Choice

Finally, in my lifetime!  Commonsense legislation!  Compassion and Choices

Whether you agree or not…..it’s your choice!

(Denver – April 11, 2017) Compassion & Choices has launched a new Colorado “Find Care” tool to empower residents to find and choose health systems and medical teams in their area that support patient choice under the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act.

Here is the list from the tool provided

Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St,
Aurora, CO
80012
Phone: 303-695-2600

In compliance with the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act: Yes

Allows doctors to prescribe for medical aid in dying: Yes

Has internal referral process that ensures that patients who request medical aid in dying are referred to supportive providers if their current provider is unwilling or unable to participate: No

Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave,
Denver, CO
80220
Phone: 303-320-2121

In compliance with the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act: Yes

Allows doctors to prescribe for medical aid in dying: Yes

Has internal referral process that ensures that patients who request medical aid in dying are referred to supportive providers if their current provider is unwilling or unable to participate: No

Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave,
Englewood, CO
80113
Phone: 303-788-5000

In compliance with the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act: Yes

Allows doctors to prescribe for medical aid in dying: Yes

Has internal referral process that ensures that patients who request medical aid in dying are referred to supportive providers if their current provider is unwilling or unable to participate: No

Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
1719 E. 19th Ave
Denver, CO
80218
Phone: 303-839-6000

In compliance with the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act: Yes

Allows doctors to prescribe for medical aid in dying: Yes

Has internal referral process that ensures that patients who request medical aid in dying are referred to supportive providers if their current provider is unwilling or unable to participate: No

University of Colorado Hospital
12605 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
80045
Phone: 720-848-0000

In compliance with the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act: Yes

Allows doctors to prescribe for medical aid in dying: Yes

Has internal referral process that ensures that patients who request medical aid in dying are referred to supportive providers if their current provider is unwilling or unable to participate: No

Kaiser – HealthONE Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO
80113
Phone: 303-788-6555

In compliance with the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act: Yes

Allows doctors to prescribe for medical aid in dying: Yes

Has internal referral process that ensures that patients who request medical aid in dying are referred to supportive providers if their current provider is unwilling or unable to participate: No

 

UNDAUNTED COURAGE

UNDAUNTED COURAGE

REVIEWS OF THIS BOOK

I ‘refound’ this book on my bookshelf the other day and begin to read it.  It’s a good inch and a 1/4 thick.  Real history. SMALL PRINT!  So you have to concentrate on it when you are reading.

One aspect I found very interesting was regarding healthcare in the 18th century.  On page 22, paragraph three it refers to Meriwether Lewis’s father, was crossing the Rivanna River where his horse was swept away and he survived from drowning only to succumb to pneumonia in two days!

“People in the late eighteenth century were helpless in matters of health.  They lived in constant dread of sudden death from disease, plague, epidemic, pneumonia or accident.” So their letters usually contained references about the health of the recipient.  And of course, only by letter could they be informed of the health of the family which took days and if not weeks or months to travel back and forth.  Very interesting.

Also there was no public schools…..(in eighteenth-century Virginia, pg 25 second paragraph). Education was obtained by boarding with teachers, almost aways preachers or parsons.  Wow….

More to learn here.