United to Advance Health and Care
Our commitment to health innovation began a century ago when the U.S. Army opened Fitzsimons General Hospital to treat soldiers returning home from World War I. The hospital built on Colorado’s reputation as a destination for lung care and specialized in treating soldiers with devastating lung diseases due to mustard gas and tuberculosis exposure. In the 1990s, the Army decommissioned the hospital and base, making way for the current Fitzsimons Innovation Community and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Hope for a cure brought patients from all over the world to Fitzsimons 100 years ago. This rich history inspires our community as we work to transform the future of health and care.
Meet the Team
M. Ann Dennis
VP, Business Development
Thomas E. Smith Jr.
Vice President of Operations & Finance
President & CEO
Board of Directors
The Fitzsimons Innovation Community Board of Directors is made up of leaders in the bioscience industry, University of Colorado and the City of Aurora.
Chancellor, University of Colorado
Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
President, Corum Real Estate Group
James C.T. Linfield
Partner, Cooley LLP
Mayor, City of Aurora
Independent Board Member
Public Sector Solutions Manager, Waste Management and Councilman At-Large, City of Aurora
President and CEO of Safavi Holdings, LLC
President and CEO, University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus
Assistant Vice President of Engagement, University of Colorado
President and CEO, Children's Hospital Colorado
President and Owner, Zvonek Consulting and Councilman At-Large, City of Aurora