ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders by Denver Health

Medical Hospitalization for Extreme Eating Disorders

There are times when eating disorder sufferers experience severe, life-threatening medical complications as a result of their illness. These individuals will require interventional medical stabilization before entering our eating disorder treatment program. Extreme eating disorder patients are hospitalized at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health in Denver, Colorado.

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders is the first and only medical inpatient eating disorder treatment program of its kind in the country. Located on a dedicated medical unit at Denver Health, ACUTE patients benefit from the extensive support of a major medical hospital while receiving care from a team of experienced professionals.

Inside ACUTE, the world’s leading experts provide life-saving medical stabilization for extreme eating disorder patients suffering from severe eating disorders and the resultant medical complications.

Medical Complications of Anorexia Nervosa

  • Cardiovascular

  • Dermatologic

  • Gastrointestinal

  • Endocrine and Metabolic

  • Hematologic

  • Neurologic

  • Ophthalmic

  • Pulmonary

Medical Complications of Bulimia Nervosa

  • Gastrointestinal

  • Pulmonary-Mediastinal

  • Cardiac

  • Endocrine

  • Metabolic

Once patients are medically stabilized, our Eating Recovery Center treatment teams collaborate closely with the ACUTE team to ensure a seamless transition to Inpatient treatment in our facilities.

ACUTE offers hope when all other medical care has failed.

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders was founded by Dr. Philip Mehler, who continues to serve as their Executive Medical Director as well as his position at Eating Recovery Center as President and Chief Medical Officer.


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Eating Recovery Center is accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

Organizations that earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards to obtain this distinctive and internationally recognized accreditation. Learn more about this accreditation here.

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