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Denver Health Chief of Infectious Disease Recommends ACUTE Eating Disorder Treatment during COVID-19

Dr. Philip S. Mehler, Founder and Executive Medical Director of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health, invites Dr. David Wyles, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Denver Health, to address ACUTE’s unique capabilities to treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, Dr. Wyles suggests that delaying treatment may pose greater risk to patients with severe eating disorders than COVID-19 infection. ACUTE continues to operate as usual, accepting admissions daily and delivering life-saving care to patients with severe and extreme eating disorders during this challenging time. Learn more at

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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