In 1999, DaVita, then known as Total Renal Care, restructured itself to come back from the brink of bankruptcy. Kent Thiry, newly tapped as the organization’s CEO, played a pivotal role in turning the company around.
Nineteen years later, DaVita is a leader in healthcare, focused not only on improved clinical outcomes and holistic care, but also on participating in positive community impact. Read more
Andrew French, MD, is the only member of his family to pursue a career in health care. At age 38, he’s already achieved a great deal, having been an emergency room physician and now the medical director of a busy emergency department that is also part of a major trauma center.
A big part of what he loves about the field is the ample room in which to take on new challenges and grow professionally. Read more
I started college with the ambitions of becoming a doctor. Those ambitions were short lived. It took all of about three weeks into introductory biology to realize that I wasn’t content with the direction I had chosen. Read more
Working in the healthcare field as a female, Dr. Sharmila Anand, Managing Director for SEHPL in India, recounts how she also encountered resistance and obstacles. But she remembers well the supportive environment that surrounded her as a CU Denver Business School student. “I could never thank the University of Colorado Denver enough.”
Dr. Anand, a social entrepreneur, doctor, and educator, was recently honored at the inaugural Annual Heroines of Health Awards ceremony at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more
On March 16th, the Denver Business Journal (DBJ) hosted its annual “40 under 40” event, in which the publication recognized 40 of the most successful and innovative local professionals under the age of 40 in metro Denver. According to the DBJ, the final 40 were selected from a pool consisting of 307 nominees, who had received more than 500 nominations in total.
Among the 40 honorees this year, eight–nearly a quarter of all winners–were affiliated with CU Denver. Read more