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Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center Commemoration Medallion


Fitzsimons Army Medical Center Commemoration Medallion.

How Does The Artifact Relate to Colorado History

The Fitzsimons Army Medical Center cared for soldiers from 1918 to it's closure in 1996. It's most famous patient was President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was treated at the hospital when he suffered a heart attack while visiting Denver in 1955.

Why Is This Artifact Significant?

This medallion commemorates the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center which operated from 1918 to 1996 in Aurora Colorado. In 1995, when the Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommended the closure of Fitzsimons, the base was handed over to the University of Colorado to build a new Medical Campus, now Anschutz Medical Campus. Many of the original buildings have been removed, but the iconic Building 500, the main hospital building remains.

Artifact Is
3 Dimensional
Artifact Significant To
Artifact Location

Health Sciences Library - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
12950 East Montview Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center Commemoration Medallion

Year(s) Nominated
2017 Top Ten
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