The University of Colorado is a public research university serving Colorado, the nation, and the world through leadership in high-quality education and professional training, public service, advancing research and knowledge, and state-of-the-art health care. Top medical professionals, superior medicine and progressive change make University of Colorado Hospital one of the leading hospitals in the... nation. Ranked among the top hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of “America ’s Hospitals,” and ranked #1 hospital in Denver Metro Area and Colorado by U.S. News & World Report for the past 4 years, the University of Colorado Hospital is nationally and internationally respected for its exceptional teams of medical specialists. We are the only Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the Rocky Mountain region. Our transplant programs are the largest, most comprehensive in the area. We are an outstanding hospital for nurses, nursing care and nursing programs, according to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, who conferred to us the prestigious “Magnet Hospital” award for four consecutive cycles. An integral component of the University of Colorado is the Palliative Care program which began caring for patients at University of Colorado Hospital in 2000, making the program the longest standing palliative care program in Colorado. The program formalized in 2005 and expanded from a physician-based service into an interdisciplinary team providing specialty-level care to patients and their loved ones hospitalized at the University of Colorado Hospital. The palliative care program was awarded Joint Commission Advanced Certification Program in Palliative Care in November 2013, signifying national recognition and standards for quality patient care. The University hosts the Colorado Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program which was developed in 2006 and is currently the only palliative medicine fellowship program in Colorado accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. In the summer of 2015, the palliative care program expanded to serve patients in the outpatient setting at the Palliative Care Clinic, and launched the Interprofessional Masters of Palliative Care Program in the fall of 2016.