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Gen. Maurice Rose

Gen. Maurice Rose
Gen. Maurice Rose

Denver’s Rose Medical Center, celebrating 70 years, created a culture that countered post-war discrimination

Rose became the first Denver hospital to grant privileges to a Black physician. Its emphasis on inclusivity endured through a contentious sale and shifting health care industry.


A World War II tank gunner with a story to tell rolled into downtown Denver to pay respects to the general he revered

Gen. Maurice Rose, war hero and namesake of a local hospital, was killed weeks before the end of the war. To Cpl. Clarence Smoyer, his memory lives on.