Anthem, Inc. Awards ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health, Center of Excellence Designation for Medical Treatment of Severe and Extreme Eating Disorders

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 General News
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ACUTE is the first medical unit to receive Center of Excellence designation from Anthem

DENVER, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Anthem Health has designated The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders a national

center of excellence for medical treatment of severe and extreme eating disorders. ACUTE was awarded the designation after a rigorous review process and is the first medical unit to achieve this designation in the field of eating disorders. Founded in 2004, ACUTE is widely recognized for the excellent quality of complex medical care, uniquely experienced multidisciplinary care team, and commitment to research and education on the medical complications of eating disorders.

Dr. Phillip S. Mehler, FACP, FAED, CEDS, founder and executive medical director said, "We are grateful for this recognition as a national Center of Excellence. It validates our stalwart commitment to providing the very best multi-disciplinary medical treatment for this vulnerable and often unrecognized patient population. I'm also pleased to note that in 2019, we will open the remaining eight beds that are part of our recent 30-bed, full-floor medical unit expansion at Denver Health, enabling us to lower the minimum age for patients to 15 years old."

ACUTE's mission is to be the world leader in the medical treatment of patients suffering from extreme forms of eating disorders and the pioneer in offering research and education in the field. The ACUTE team is comprised of more than 180 highly trained medical team members that provide life-saving medical stabilization and multi-disciplinary treatment.

For additional information about ACUTE, please visit For admissions, please call (877) 228-8348 to speak with a member of the ACUTE admissions team.

About The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health offers comprehensive stabilization and expert care for the most medically compromised eating disorder patients. Patients are offered the best in medical treatment, a compassionate and experienced nursing staff, individual psychotherapy and comprehensive discharge planning to help them on their path to recovery. The ACUTE Center is tailored to help both men and women who cannot seek care in a traditional inpatient or residential treatment setting due to the severity of their weight loss or other medical complications.

Denver Health is the Rocky Mountain Region's Level I academic trauma center, and the safety net hospital for the Denver area. The Denver Health system, which integrates acute and emergency care with public and community health, includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, Denver Health Paramedic Division, nine family health centers, 17 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, NurseLine, Denver CARES, Denver Public Health, the Denver Health Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Center for Medical Response to Terrorism, Mass Casualties and Epidemics.


SOURCE ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

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