Denver Health is pleased to announce Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Kent Heyborne, MD, has joined its faculty. Heyborne joins Denver Health’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as Chief of Obstetrics.
Heyborne graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine (UCSOM) in 1986. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as maternal-fetal medicine. He has been the director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Swedish Medical Center since 1994.
Heyborne’s primary focus will be caring for women with high-risk pregnancies. He will also train residents, fellows and medical students who serve a rotation in the Women’s Care Clinic at Denver Health. All full-time Denver Health physicians have teaching appointments at the UCSOM.
“We are extremely pleased that Heyborne has decided to join Denver Health,” said J. Chris Carey, MD, director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Denver Health. “Top quality care is critical to our mission, and he has a stellar reputation in Denver and the nation for excellence, especially with high-risk pregnancies.”
Denver Health delivers more than 3,000 babies each year and has one of the lowest Cesarean-section rates in the nation.
Denver Health, formerly known as Denver General Hospital, is the Rocky Mountain Region’s Level 1 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, eight family health centers, 14 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, NurseLine, Correctional Care, Denver CARES, Denver Public Health, the Denver Health Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Center for Medical Response to Terrorism, Mass Casualties and Epidemics.