A 92-year-old World War II and Korean War veteran, Utah Hamilton, does not scare easily. When he learned he would need a heart valve replacement, he knew it had to be done. Utah was suffering from aortic stenosis, a common and serious valve disease. Aortic stenosis occurs when the aortic valve narrows, restricting blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body. When the valve is narrowed, the heart works harder to pump enough blood through the smaller opening, and eventually, the heart weakens. This can lead to life-threatening problems, such heart failure, irregular heart rhythms or cardiac arrest.… Read more.
Rose Medical Center has a long and rich history that dates back to the end of the World War II. It was during that time a group of Jewish physicians and community leaders in Denver came up with the idea to build a new hospital that would welcome and treat people of all creeds, colors and backgrounds – to “serve the need of every creed.” Following a national fundraising campaign, the new hospital was named in honor of Major General Maurice Rose and opened in 1949.