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About the DHHA and RMPDC

The RADARS System is an independent, nonprofit operation of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center (RMPDC), a division of Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DHHA).

Founded on the banks of Cherry Creek in 1860, Denver Health reflects the historical mission of our nation’s public safety net hospitals.

Denver Health meets:

  • The special health needs of the entire population with services ranging from trauma care and the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, and;
  • The needs of special populations such as the poor, uninsured, mentally ill, pregnant teens, persons addicted to alcohol and other substances, victims of violence, the homeless and those with AIDS.

Denver Health integrates acute hospital and emergency care with public and community health to deliver preventive, primary and acute care services. This integration promotes continuity of care for each patient. Integration also assures health care that is delivered in the most efficient, cost-effective setting

Denver Health is the safety net hospital for the City and County of Denver and is the Rocky Mountain region’s academic Level I trauma center and includes Denver Public Health, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, nine family health centers, 12 school-based clinics, NurseLine, correctional care, Denver CARES, the Denver Health Medical Plan, and the Rocky Mountain Center for Medical Response to Terrorism, Mass Casualties and Epidemics. 


50 years of saving lives. 50 years of exemplary public health service.

The Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center has been serving the public since 1956. Whether its innovative research in toxicity, progressive solutions in case management, emergency services or regulatory compliance, RMPDC is a leader in public health protection. We’ve served major pharmaceutical brands, U.S. Presidents, and continue to serve over eleven million men, women and children alike.

Our Vision:

“Saving Lives With Answers”

Our Mission:

RMPDC advances the health of the public by improving access to care, by providing knowledge and recommendations through teaching and research all toward goal of reduction in toxicity, injury and disease. We serve the public, healthcare professionals, government agencies and corporate clients.

Our management and staff embody the four values of Integrity, Innovation, Advocacy, and Leadership in our commitment to accessible healthcare for all as part of the Denver Health Enterprise.