Colorado Doctors Stress Importance Of Diversity In Medical Field

By Conor McCue | CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – In the emergency department at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Dr. Vaughn Browne sees the worst of the pandemic every single day. CBS4’s Conor McCue spoke with him and other doctors as part of CBS4’s Elevating Black Voices series which highlights community members during Black History Month.

“We have seen a constant tide of severely ill patients since about this time a year ago,” said Browne.

Throughout each shift, Browne’s immediate concern is with each of those struggling patients, but more so than ever before, his own health is on the line.

“The last year has been among the most physically and emotionally challenging years in the 20 years or so that I’ve been in emergency medicine,” Browne said.

At UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital, it’s been a much different experience for Dr. Lisa Wynn, an OB/GYN and service line chief for women’s services.

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