National Jewish Health Appoints New Medical Leadership at Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital


JANUARY 12, 2017

DENVER, CO — Matthew D. Cohn, MD, Medical Director at Colorado Acute.Two National Jewish Health physicians have been appointed to the medical leadership team at Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital. Matthew D. Cohn, MD, is now serving as Medical Director at Colorado Acute. Howard Saft, MD, is now the Director of the 10-bed intensive care unit at Colorado Acute. 
 

National Jewish Health and Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital have a relationship that stems from a mutual goal of providing the highest level of critical care and acute inpatient care to patients with respiratory disease and other complex medical illnesses. National Jewish Health pulmonologists bring their leadership and clinical expertise in respiratory medicine and critical care to patients at Colorado Acute, caring for hospitalized patients daily. Indeed, the majority of Colorado Acute patients need some form of specialized respiratory care.

“Dr. Cohn and Dr. Saft bring the training, experience and temperaments that will make them excellent leaders for the team at Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital,” said Ken Lyn-Kew, MD, section head of critical care at National Jewish Health.

Dr. Cohn, assistant professor of medicine at National Jewish Health, is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Howard Saft, MD, Director of the 10-bed intensive care unit at Colorado Acute.Dr. Saft, assistant professor of medicine at National Jewish Health, is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida, and did his residency and fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Georgetown University Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in Health Services Research at the University of California, Los Angeles, which focused on improving health care delivery.

“We are thrilled to have Drs. Cohn and Saft leading the National Jewish Health team at Colorado Acute,” said Craig Bailey, CEO of Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital. “Their experience and expertise are exactly what we were seeking in our collaboration with National Jewish Health. They help us provide superior care for our patients.”

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 118 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital is a 63-bed specialty hospital in Denver, Colorado, providing high acuity care for medically complex patients requiring intensive medical, nursing, respiratory and therapy services. We focus on meeting the needs of all our partners in care, including the physician, patient and the patient's family. To learn more, visit www.lifecarehealthpartners.com



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