Welcome to the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Cardiology

Our Colorado Chapter Mission

The College’s Mission: to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health,
The College’s Vision: to reflect a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

Core Values:

  • Patient-Centered
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Professionalism and Excellence

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities Coming – Check Back Soon!

The ACC is THE Professional Home for Cardiovascular Specialists and the Care Team. To represent YOU, the ACC is actively working on:

  • Member Value & Engagement
  • Purposeful Education
  • Data, Information & Knowledge
  • Transformation of Care
  • Advocacy
  • Population Health
#WhiteCoatsforBlackLives June 5 2020

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center

Congratulations to the 2023 Winners! 

Congrats are in order for this year’s award winners, presented at the 2023 Annual Meeting!

  • Educator of the Year: George Gibson, MD, FACC
  • CVT Member of the Year: Patrice Spurck, NP
  • Cardiologist of the Year: Jeb Burchenal, MD, FACC

Managing Congestive Heart Failure:

How to Live Longer and Better With Congestive Heart Failure

The term “heart failure” is something of a misnomer. It makes it sound like the heart has stopped working, but that isn’t really the case. What congestive heart failure means is that the heart isn’t pumping efficiently enough to keep up with the body’s needs. “Heart inefficiency” might be a better term. With the proper treatment and lifestyle changes, many people with congestive heart failure can lead active lives for many years.

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It’s Time! More HOT Information about the CVBoard

Joan Eldridge Obituary

Joan E. Eldridge, age 69, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2023 after a 2 ½ year battle with ALS. She was born August 31, 1954, in Montclair, NJ, the daughter of Elizabeth (Marley) and Henry Eldridge.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Baker; children, Loren (Courtney), Kaili (Kevin), Hilary (Eric), Randy (Katye), Shannon (Brian); her beloved grandchildren, Charlotte, Olivia, Kaia, Adeline, Braden, and Jenna; her brother Ronald (Diane); and all her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Eldridge, her mother Elizabeth, and her sisters Linda and Judy.

Joan was a loving mother and wife and doting grandmother. She was a devout Catholic who found peace and joy in her relationship with God. Through her fierce determination during her battle with ALS she became a member of the Order of Carmelites Discalced Secular of the Holy Spirit. Joan also touched many lives and souls both throughout her career as a cardiologist and in her retirement. Her hobbies included fly fishing, golfing, traveling, painting, and shopping. She will be missed beyond measure.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Ave Maria Catholic Church in Parker, CO at 11:00 am, Friday, September 29th (9056 E Parker Road Parker, CO 80138) Rosary will be held thirty minutes prior, from 10:30-11:00 am. Private family burial will be held in Saint Simeon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Joan had requested donations be made in her name to the ALS Rocky Mountain organization at www.alsrockymountain.org.

A live stream video link of Joan’s service will be posted here in the days to come.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joan Eldridge, please visit Tribute Store.

To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.

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Free Wellness Resources for Your Teams.

These are apps that are used for mindfulness and meditation, which may sound hokey to some, but is vitally important in times like this when we’re stressed.  they have very short options – 1-3 minute exercises – that are great to do midday or pre-sleep.

www.headspace.com/health-covid-19  (go to website, will need to input NPI number and location then can download app with full account and access)

https://www.tenpercent.com/ (free with code HEALTHCARE)




Leadership and the ACC: Developing Leaders to Transform Cardiovascular Care and Improve Heart Health

Matt Iseman talks American Ninja Warriors – of the Heart

[August 3, 2016] Matt Iseman, American Ninja Warrior Host – and Licensed Physician – explains the importance of finding the right caregiver. When in need of a cardiologist, look for the initials F.A.C.C., which means the doctor is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Iseman likes to call them ‘American Ninja Warriors – of the heart’. YouTube Video

EHR State of Mind

[October 22, 2015] EHR’s suck. Let’s make ’em better. Go to http://LetDoctorsBeDoctors.com and tell the IT and government folks what’s up. And check out http://zdoggmd.com for lyrics, behind-the-scenes dopeness, and all our other videos. Please share. View @ YouTube

William Shatner Thanks Cardiologists

[February 28, 2015] William Shatner owes his good health and being able to enjoy his active life to taking advice from good physicians, including his cardiologist. Please share any of the four versions with your friends. The :30, :60 and :90 min. videos are on the California Chapter YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/c/CaaccOrgchapter

“Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.”
– President Theodore Franklin Roosevelt, 1908

CO ACC PAD Seminar

CO ACC Cardio-Oncology Case Conference

CO ACC Educational Series

CO ACC Educational Series
Part One

CO ACC Educational Series
Part Two

CO ACC Educational Series
Part Three

Special thanks to our friends at Medtronic for your support!

Presidents Letter

“Uncertain Times”

Composing a relevant and impactful message for our chapter during the pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is as challenging as the profound changes this pandemic has created.  I am personally…


Cardiac Shock Recognition and Acute Management Pathway


Submit Your Prior Authorization Data!

Having difficulties getting procedures approved? Yes! Please take a moment to tell us via ACC’s web-based prior authorization tool (PARTool)!

Do your PART to improve the prior authorization process by recording incorrectly denied or difficult requests through  ACC’s PARTool.

The data collected helps the College determine overall prior authorization and test substitution trends by insurer and better understand problematic areas of the process including time burdens, test substitution and peer-to-peer reviews.

The observed trends will be shared with insurers, vendors, state legislators and insurance officials to engage them in ACC’s efforts to reduce the burden of prior authorization and return attention to direct patient interaction.

Practices can submit through a simple online form at ACC.org/PARTool.


Check Out ACC’s New Look!

The ACC’s new website, ACC.org, is now live, offering enhanced features and design requested by ACC members.
ACC.org link http://www.acc.org
Quick Start Guide: http://acc.org/footer-pages/quick-start-guide

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Colorado Chapter, American College of Cardiology
1685 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 1-253-525-5159  Fax: 253-265-3043


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