AURORA, Colo., Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with StartUp Health, which is organizing and supporting a global army of entrepreneurs to improve the health and wellness of billions of people worldwide. Children's Hospital is a founding partner in StartUp Health Colorado, which was also announced today and will create a digital health innovation hub on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora for health entrepreneurs, doctorpreneurs, investors and industry stakeholders and also leverage StartUp Health's global platform to cross-pollinate health innovations with other regions around the world.
"As a leader in pioneering treatments that are shaping the future of pediatrics, we are excited to be the founding partner of StartUp Health Colorado. This will reinforce our commitment to being part of building one of the most important health innovation hubs in the country," said Gil Peri, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Children's Colorado. "Our vision is to accelerate the pace of innovation by working collaboratively and to lead the way in supporting a generation of entrepreneurs and health practitioners to create meaningful solutions that benefit pediatric patients and their families."
Helping launch StartUp Health Colorado marks the rapid progression of Children's Colorado's recently launched Center for Innovation, which provides an opportunity for innovators to come together to develop groundbreaking ideas that will enrich and save lives through better technology and care.
"The Center for Innovation, and our partnership with StartUp Health Colorado, represents the realization of our visionary strategic plan to connect our amazing entrepreneurial faculty and staff to a world of outstanding innovators," said Dr. Robin Deterding, medical director of Children's Colorado's Center for Innovation. "Through these efforts, I am convinced that we'll develop unique, powerful and life-changing solutions that will catapult us forward in the quest to improve the health and well-being of children."
StartUp Health Colorado will collaborate with Children's Colorado to develop a custom innovation portfolio, and will connect the Center for Innovation to the global ecosystem of Health Transformers to build, validate and commercialize technologies focused on children's health and wellness.
"This partnership is an incredible opportunity for Health Transformers focusing on children's health to have one of the world's leading pediatric networks collaborating in such a meaningful way," said Howard Krein, MD, PhD, chief medical officer of StartUp Health. "Together, we believe we can make 25 years of progress in 10 years by speeding up innovation cycles and supporting the entrepreneurs reinventing the future of health."
StartUp Health Colorado will operate regionally and co-locate with CU Innovations, CU Anschutz' Technology Commercialization Office, and will connect into StartUp Health's global infrastructure and operations. Entrepreneurs interested in joining StartUp Health Colorado can apply starting today at www.startuphealth.com/colorado.
About StartUp Health
In 2011, StartUp Health introduced a new model for transforming health by organizing and supporting a global army of entrepreneurs called Health Transformers. StartUp Health is investing in 10 high impact moonshots with the long-term goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. With the world's largest digital health portfolio (more than 165 companies spanning 5 continents, 16 countries and 60+ cities), StartUp Health's long-term platform for entrepreneurs includes the StartUp Health Academy, StartUp Health Network, StartUp Health Media and StartUp Health Ventures. StartUp Health was founded by Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes and is chaired by former Time Warner CEO, Jerry Levin. StartUp Health's notable strategic partners and investors include AARP, Aurora Health Care, California Health Care Foundation, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado, UCHealth, Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Brad Feld, Genentech, GE Ventures, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and SeventySix Capital. Learn more at www.startuphealth.com.
About Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) has defined and delivered pediatric health care excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well-being of children. Continually acknowledged as one of the nation's outstanding pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and ranked on its Best Children's Hospitals 2016-17 Honor Roll, Children's Colorado is known for both its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research, education and advocacy programs, as well as comprehensive everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. Children's Colorado is the winner of the 2015 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, and is a 2013-2016 Most Wired hospital according to Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Children's Colorado also is recognized for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Centers and has been designated a Magnet® hospital since 2005. The hospital's family-centered, collaborative approach combines the nation's top pediatric doctors, nurses and researchers to pioneer new approaches to pediatric medicine. With urgent, emergency and specialty care locations throughout Metro Denver and Southern Colorado, including its campus on the Anschutz Medical Campus, Children's Colorado provides a full spectrum of pediatric specialties. For more information, visit www.childrenscolorado.org and connect with Children's Colorado on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Natalie Goldstein, Children's Hospital Colorado
SOURCE Children’s Hospital Colorado