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Serious eating disorder cases rising, according to medical transport team

July 7, 2020
The Denver Channel
During COVID-19, an increased number of patients have been admitted to ACUTE, with emergency air ambulance transport from Angel Med Flight.

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“They’re at less than 50% of their ideal body weight. They are incredibly compromised and many times, it’s an end of life scenario where they’ve been told, there’s nothing else that can be done for them,” said Jennifer Peterson

Peterson is describing the state her patients are often in by the time she’s starts treating those dying from an eating disorder. She’s a registered nurse with Angel Med Flight, an air ambulance company.

Her team makes frequent trips to drop off patients at the Denver Health Acute Center for Eating Disorders.

“They’re the first and only medical inpatient eating disorder program in the United States,” she said.

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ACUTE Earns Prestigious Center of Excellence Designation from Anthem
In 2018, the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition at Denver Health was honored by Anthem Health as a Center of Excellence for Medical Treatment of Severe and Extreme Eating Disorders. ACUTE is the first medical unit ever to achieve this designation in the field of eating disorders. It comes after a rigorous review process.

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